The Samsung YP-P2 which was announced in late August 2007 is a flash-based portable media player that features a touchscreen interface somewhat reminiscent of the iPhone and iPod touch. There are some differences between the two systems, as Samsung's doesn't support multiple fingers and sophisticated gestures such as pinching. Samsung went with a touch interface to provide more room for the screen, which measures three inches across the diagonal with a 16:9 resolution of 480x272. The player works in both portrait and landscape modes, though videos are displayed only in the landscape mode. Times Magazine's Top 10 Gadgets of 2007 lists the YP-P2 at #6.
- 3" OLED screen at 480x272 resolution
- Touch screen interface
- Audio, video and photo playback
- MPEG4 and WMV9 video formats supported
- Bluetooth 2.0 (supports 3 headphones at once)
- FM radio, recording
- Battery life: 35 hours for audio, 5 hrs video
- Available in Black, White and Burgundy
- 2GB for $199, 4GB for $239, 8GB for $299
Samsung opted to include a variety of format capability into the YP-P2. All the traditional format types are supported such as MP3/WMA9 for audio, and JPEG for photos. On top of that the player supports the latest WMA10 audio format, and on the video side both the common MPEG4 and WMV9 formats are supported at a maximum frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Beyond the file format support, the P2 supports both FM radio broadcasting, and recording. Recording can also be done through the line-in port, but there's no integrated voice recorder as found in the Sansa View. Bluetooth 2.0 is a feature that sets the P2 apart from other media players in this class. Using Bluetooth, the Samsung can connect to your mobile phone and automatically pause playback when you get a call; it also works with Bluetooth headphones and supports up to three connected headsets simultaneously. Taking advantage of the touch interface, Samsung also included a text viewer and editor.