At a first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Beam features the generic smartphone appearance we have now become accustomed to. Do not be fooled. Samsung’s latest smartphone sheds a light on ground breaking technology, sporting a projector module that shines with 15 lumen and nHD (640×360) resolution; enough to have a clear display in a low light setting. What’s more, the projector be blown up to 50 inches!
It allows you to share photos, videos and other digital media with family and friends by beaming content stored on the device directly onto walls, ceilings or other improvised flat surfaces. This makes the Samsung Galaxy Beam perfect for office presentations or social gatherings, so that everyone can see it all without having to crowd around a tiny smartphone display.
Aside from the built-in projector, there is plenty more to the Galaxy Beam. There’s a 4-inch display with an 800 x 480 resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel primary camera with flash, backed up by a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
Given the projection feature it’s handy to know that you’ll never be limited with space as you can easily slot in a microSD card or load up the movie reel directly onto the 8GB internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy Beam.
Many smartphones these days can almost be considered hand held games consoles and the Samsung Galaxy Beam is no different. With interactive gaming, Users can upload their own games from the large number of apps on Google Play or choose from over 1,000 games available via Game Hub, Samsung’s dedicated virtual gaming store.
Physically, it is just 12.5mm thick and featuring a yellow trim giving it that outdoor design. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a powerful 2000 mAh battery ensures the Samsung Galaxy Beam won’t drain away your battery whilst using the projector.
A UK release for the Samsung Galaxy Beam is imminent and the handset can be expected to trawl to British shores late June / early July.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam adds to the extensive collection of Galaxy smartphones available from Samsung. With the Samsung Galaxy S3 released last month, 2012 is a busy year for the Korean manufacturers.
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