Galaxy Beam

If you were watching our MWC coverage closely, you'll recall the Samsung Galaxy Beam, a quirky 4-inch Gingerbread device with a 15 lumen pico projector. That means you can fire images up to 50 feet away from the device, making it the ideal choice for buyers who want to screw with their pets, or hold impromptu Powerpoint presentations on-the-go.

In any case, the Galaxy Beam has shown up today on UK retailer Clove Technology, with a surprisingly high pre-order price tag of £454.80 including VAT, or £379 (~$600) excluding VAT. For your money, the Galaxy Beam also delivers a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. So you're mostly paying for that pico projector, and if you're after a mainstream smartphone there are certainly better deals to be had elsewhere.

There's no word on when (or even if) the Galaxy Beam will venture outside of European markets. But if you want to take a look at what it's capable of, you can check out our hands-on feature from Mobile World Congress after the break.

Source: Clove Technology


Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Beam UK pre-order prices emerge


Ok, so you can project whatevers on your phone screen onto a wall? Ok, now how easy is it to actually USE the phone while it's projecting onto the wall? I bet you can't move it or touch it too much or your projection is gonna be moving around all over the place so you better set that music video on repeat or that slideshow on shuffle cause you're not gonna wanna touch that thing at all. One more question, can the phpne be use JUST as a projector? Like if I wanted to hook up and project my laptop through it?