South Korean giant Samsung Electronics launched the Galaxy Beam, the company’s Android phone with a built-in projector, in the United Kingdom.
The smartphone combined with a 15-lumen projector was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year in February. The Galaxy Beam is capable of projecting HD images, videos and other content onto flat surfaces upto 50-inches wide from a distance of two metres.
Simon Stanford, the vice president of Samsung UK and Ireland T&D Division said, “It’s the kind of device you won’t find anywhere else – a high definition projector within a standard sized smartphone – and is great for people who want to watch movies, show photos to friends or need to give a presentation while they’re out and about.”
Samsung Galaxy Beam is available at Carphone Warehouse on T-Mobile and Orange for free on £31 monthly contracts. The Beam has a 8GB internal memory, a high-definition 5-megapixel camera and a powerful 2000mAh battery. The smartphone from Samsung runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor supported by Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system.
Samsung’s new handset will light up the British shelves from today and gets a 4-inch screen with 480 x 800 display with a uber-cool 720p projector. The projector phone Galaxy Beam surely could be a winner with the smartphone donning various roles – personal theatre, fun group sharing, outdoor entertainment, professional presentations and an educational tool with an OHP in your pocket.
Key specifications include:
Dimensions: 124 x 64.2 x 12.5mm
Display: 4.0 inch 480×800 pixel display
Projector: 15 Lumen DLP, works at a distance of 2m to present images up to 50” diagonal, nHD resolution (640×360 pixels)
Battery: 2,000mAh allows presentations lasting up to 3 hours with no extra power supply
Camera: 5MP with flash, 720p video recording, front facing 1.2MP camera
Processor: dual core 1GHz Cortex-A9
Networks: HSPA 14.4/5.76 850/900/1900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3
Memory: 768MB RAM, 8GB user storage and MicroSD support
Software: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
For detailed specifications, please check the Samsung UK website.
Check the video to find out the projector capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone.