It might say on the box that it plays MP3s, but it sure does a lot more than that. The Samsung YP-P3 is as you can see an attractive player and is arriving in the UK later this month. There’s a wonderfully high resolution display that has haptic (touch screen) to acknowledge your finger presses. It’s worth mentioning that the 3 inch screen is WQVGA – which produces an extremely clear image.
Also of benefit is the ability to use various EmoDio widgets on the YP-P3 – a throwback from the Tocco interface – and these widgets are (apart from being handy) quite interesting little things. Don’t expect google maps but do expect a few little games and similar.
Media support is very extensive, with coverage for MP3, WMA, OGG and many, many more. Video playback (yes, it does video and pictures) is inclusive of the usual formats you’d expect for something of this size, though I didn’t find anything to support DIVX. Other features include an FM radio, built in microphone and an internal speaker.
There are a few different versions of the player that will be available, from 4 to 32GB – meaning that there should be one for just about every budget. If like me you prefer your products non-Apple, then you can do worse than this Samsung player, though I’d still argue that Creative offer probably the best MP3 players on the market.