Just when you thought the era of media players was slowly coming to an end, Samsung releases its gorgeous Beat R1 player.
Announced, for the first time, last summer, the Samsung Beat R1 is finally about to hit retailer shelves, in April. Smaller than your average credit card and only 50 grams heavy, this amazing piece of design goodness comes with a 2.6 inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth, FM radio, and a battery that will keep it running for 50 hours of audio playback, or 4 hours of video.
The Beat R1 sports Samsung’s proprietary digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe), which guarantees premium sound quality, and DivX support for video files. The Samsung Beat R1 media player will retail for $149.99 (8GB) and $179.99 (16GB).
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