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.
Update: Carphone Warehouse is now offering the Galaxy Beam for free on a number of contracts starting at £31 per month.
Original: It's been more than five months since we first saw the Samsung Galaxy Beam at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and now it looks like the phone/projector hybrid is set to officially make its way to the UK. A Samsung press release indicates that the Beam is...
Last we heard about the Galaxy Beam (see our hands-on), Samsung's phone that comes with a built-in projector, it was heading to the UK market in July. We're quickly approaching its release as it is now available for pre-order.
If you're interested in the phone/projector hybrid, you can get it from both Carphone Warehouse and unlocked at Expansys. There are a variety of different plans that you...
The latest update to the Carphone Warehouse's "coming soon" page brings news of the UK launch window for two new Android phones from Sony and Samsung. The Galaxy Beam, Sammy's pico projector-equipped phone, and the Xperia Go, Sony's waterproof and dust-resistant 3.5-incher, are both expected on British shores from July.
The Xperia Go is the follow-up to last year's Xperia Active, with IP67-rated...
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...
Dimensions: 4.88 x 2.53 x 0.49
Weight: 0.32 lbs
4-inch capactive display (480 x 800)
1GHz dual-core processor
8GB built-in storage
MicroSD (up to 32GB)
5MP (rear) camera w/ AF and LED
1.3MP (front) camera
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
3.5mm audio jack
Phil got his mitts on the Samsung Galaxy Beam at Mobile World Congress 2012, but it's definitely worth seeing the built-in projector in action.
Just to recap, the Samsung Galaxy Beam is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM, 8 GB of local storage, 4-inch WVGA display, and a 2000 mAh battery to keep the projector humming along.
Outside of professionals...
Normally when we show you new devices, we give you the display first. The business end of the Samsung Galaxy Beam, however, is an a decidedly different location. That's a 15 lumen pico projector tucked into the phone, meaning you can fire video from the device up to 50 feet away or so. We kept things a tad closer, and sure enough, it works just fine.
There's a dedicated projector button on the...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 26 Feb 2012 1:10 am
Samsung is putting out press releases this evening, and to start with we have the all new Galaxy Beam. The Beam runs Gingerbread on a dual-core 1GHz CPU, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 8GB internal storage and a 15 lumen pico projector that will crank out an HD image up to 50-inches wide. It's worth noting the official product specifications list the Beam as having 6GB of RAM, but we're sure that's...
Pico projectors were (or is it are?) supposed to be all the rage, allowing you to do video straight from your phone. Previously, though, you've needed some sort of external attachment. That changes with the Samsung Galaxy Beam -- previously known as the Halo -- which sports a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen along with tri-band HSPA and quad-band EDGE, 802.11 Wifi, an 8MP autofocus camera with flash...
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