Samsung Galaxy Beam: The Android Smartphone with a Projector

Published on February 28th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Beam Specifications, Price and Release Date

Have you ever heard or seen a smartphone with a tiny projector built on it? Well, the Samsung Galaxy Beam has a tiny projector built in it. The concept behind this is, this smartphone with a projector lets you share photos and videos to other people by “BEAMing” it onto a wall. Instead of a flash light, you get a projector.

According to JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics:

“GALAXY Beam provides mobile freedom, enabling a unique shared experience around digital content for everyone—anywhere and instantly—from a smartphone as slim and portable as any on the market,”
“GALAXY Beam is a device borne out of Samsung’s insight and innovation, demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to providing extraordinary experiences for consumers with products that let them express and fulfill themselves.”

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Sounds like a great innovation? Yes, but this is not the first time Samsung introduced a device like this. It was first announced years ago, unfortunately it failed. And now it’s back and pack with new features and better hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Beam was recently announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012.

The Samsung GALAXY Beam features an ultra bright 15 lumens projector, not like the quality you see in big projectors, but its decent enough to view images or videos up to 50″ wide on the wall. Let’s take a look at the GALAXY Beam’s specs.

Samsung GALAXY Beam Specifications

Network

HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

Dimension 64.2 x 124 x 12.5mm, 145.3 g
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Display 4.0” 480×800 (WVGA) TFT
Processor 1.0GHz Dual-Core Processor
Memory 6GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, MicroSD slot up to 32GB
Camera 5 Megapixel AutoFocus + 1.3 Megapixel / Flash
Video MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX

Recording/Playback: 720p@30fps

Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA0fps
Connectivity Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, MicroUSB, USB 2.0, 3.5mm Ear Jack
PC Applications Samsung Kies 2.0
Battery 2000 mAh

Samsung GALAXY Beam Price and Release Date

The Samsung GALAXY Beam is expected to be released sometime in the second quarter of 2012. Unfortunately there is no information yet regarding the GALAXY Beam’s price.

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