Galaxy Beam 2

Samsung's original Galaxy Beam, which incorporated a miniature pico projector, didn't make much of a splash when it launched globally back in 2012. But it seems Samsung's not done with this quirky smartphone design just yet, as a successor has today appeared on its Chinese site with support for the China Mobile network.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam 2, like its predecessor, includes a miniature projector on its top edge, letting you beam images or video onto a nearby surface. The projector itself only "supports WVGA resolution," though, so don't expect it to match up to a professional projection system.

Besides the built-in projector, the Beam 2 appears to be a run-of-the-mill entry-level Android smartphone, running version 4.2 of the OS and a Galaxy S4-like TouchWiz UI. There's a WVGA (800x480) TFT display, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 5-megapixel camera, microSD support and a 2,600mAh battery.

The phone supports China Mobile's TD-SCDMA-based 3G network, along with international roaming through UMTS on 850, 1900 and 2100MHz. There's no information on any wider international launch plans for the Galaxy Beam 2, though given the limited appeal of the original, we're not holding our breath.

Source: Samsung; via: SammyHub

 

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Projector-toting Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 headed to China Mobile

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This would be a pretty nifty thing to have. Too bad it wasn't a better resolution. I could see my self using a projector from time to time. Ditch the pocket projector!

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this is perfect for those nightly meetings of the anti-communist underground who are plotting a regime change in the People's Republic.

Same here... would love to own this phone with better specs.... could see this as a useful bit of kit.

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