The Samsung M1 portable media player officially popped up on the company's Korean site on Friday, and its existence has been confirmed by the requisite blurry photo. Like Microsoft's Zune HD, the M1 sports an 84mm (3.3-inch) OLED touchscreen and an Nvidia Tegra chipset.
We've yet to see any pricing for Samsung's latest touchscreen media maestro (as with the Zune HD), or any indication that it will be heading to the UK. What we do know is that the PMP will include Bluetooth audio capabilities, DivX video playback, an active matrix OLED display, an FM and digital radio, a photo viewer, a text reader, microSD memory expansion, and an integrated voice recorder. The leaked photo also indicates that the M1 will include a standalone Flash media player.
Should Microsoft worry? We doubt the Zune team is losing much sleep over the M1. The Nvidia Tegra chip boasts some impressive specs (especially regarding battery life), but it's what you do with the chip that counts. Plus, advantages such as HD radio, Zune Marketplace integration, Xbox video compatibility, and one of the best podcast players you can buy make the Zune HD a tough competitor.