Samsung presented the new YP-Z5 MP3 players, available in capacities of 1GB, 2GB and 4GB. The 1GB model costs $149 while the 4GB one will be priced at $249.
The Z5 players are slightly larger than the iPod nano, sporting a larger 1.8" display and promise to have a longer battery life.
Samsung touts several features that may entice buyers away from Apple. The first is a 35-hour playback time, which is nearly double that of the Ipod Nano. The Z5 has a slightly larger 1.8" screen versus the Nano's 1.5" screen, both units can display JPEG. Music lovers may also appreciate the Z5's support for MP3, WMA and WMA-DRM10 formats.