Samsung announce Galaxy Beam

Samasung certainly aren’t pulling any punches with this years MWC, although the lack of any information on the Galaxy SIII at the event is something we all feel is a let down. That being said, They did announce a phone that was not expected at all. The Galaxy Beam is an Android 2.3(assuming update to 4.0 in the future) that packs some decent specs, but mainly has a built in pico projector. While that was done in the best, no manufacture every made a nice slim device, Samsung however can now claim that title as this device comes in at 12.5mm thick.

The device has a 1GHz dual core ST-Ericsson Cortex A9 processor with 768MB of ram, The built in memory is pretty low at 8GB, but also packs a MicroSD slot for increasing your memory. The phone has a resolution of 480×800 and a screen size of 4″. Comes with all the expected connectivity such as BT 3.0+HS, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, MicroUSB, USB 2.0. There is a front facing 1.3MP camera and a rear facing 5MP camera with auto focus. To top it all off, Samsung have included a nice 2000mAh battery. The dimensions are 64.2 x 124 x 12.5mm, 145.3 g

Projector specifications
The real reason this device is allowed to be, is because of it’s built in Pico projector, The resolution of which comes in at 640 x 360 and a brightness of 15 lumens. The projector can blast out a screen up to 50″ in size.

There is no doubt that is will be a love it or hate device and really only for very specific people who like the idea of being able to watch there video on a 50″ screen anywhere there is a wall. To be honest, that doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Check out the press release below for more information.

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