We've seen smartphones targeting all sorts of niche markets come and go over the years. Some of them have done well, most of them haven't.
Music phones have generally fallen somewhere in the middle, doing a decent enough job without ever quite living up to the concept they claim to represent.
Nokia and Sony Ericsson are probably the biggest names to have given the music mobile market a real go, and now Samsung has jumped into the ring with the Galaxy Music, a 2012 remix of the concept boasting powerful stereo speakers and an on-board projector.
The modestly specced Android handset was set to be announced at an official press event tomorrow, but with a number of leaks having emerged recently to rob Samsung of any element of surprise, Sammy's decided to make the Galaxy Music official a day early.
The musical side of things is covered by dual front-facing stereo speakers, an FM radio, SRS audio capabilities and a dedicated hardware music button. We're not quite sure where the WVGA pico-projector fits in to the whole music-phone idea, but there's one on board anyway.
For the rest, it's some seriously low-grade stuff: a 3in QVGA screen, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage and a 3-megapixel camera. At least you get Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS goodness.
All told, it's hard to imagine just who this rather peculiar blend of features would appeal to, but there it is. Nothing yet on when the Samsung Galaxy Music (or the dual-SIM Galaxy Music Duos variant) will be available.