Samsung Galaxy Beam

Phabulet” has been rolling off our tongues lately with the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note on AT&T. Now we have a…’phojector’? One of the buzz surrounding the ‘minus 1’, press day for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the new Samsung Galaxy Beam. As the name suggests, the device is designed to work both as a smartphone and a pico projector.

The phone itself isn’t very appealing, given the impressive stats of recent smartphones; however it does feature a built-in TI DLP nHD (640 x 360) projector at 15 lumens of brightness. The Galaxy Beam packs the phone and the projector in just 12.5 mm – compare that to the 8.71 mm thickness on the Samsung Galaxy S II. It is certainly thicker than the thinnest smartphones in the market but 12.5 mm with a projector – it’s certainly the ‘thinnest’ phone+projector hybrid.

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The thickness provides space for a 2000mAh battery, which is pretty big for an ordinary 4-inch device without LTE support – Samsung is aiming for over three hours of continuous projector use on a charge.

Samsung notes that the Galaxy Beam could project images up to 50-inches wide, which is pretty sizable considering that the images are projected from…well, a phone. There are limitations, however, as The Verge reports that the Galaxy Beam is no better than the pico projecting phones in the years past – the images aren’t visible at all in a bright room, although dimming the lights allow for a decent environment for a quick presentation or a slideshow.

Head over to The Verge for more pics and video of the Samsung Galaxy Beam.

 

Samsung GALAXY Beam Product Specifications 

Network HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps 850/900/1900/2100EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

OS

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Display

4.0” 480×800 (WVGA) TFT

Processor

1.0GHz Dual-Core Processor

Camera

5MP AF + 1.3MP / Flash

Video

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivXRecording/Playback: 720p@30fps

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA0fps

Connectivity

BT 3.0+HS, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, MicroUSB, USB 2.0, 3.5mm Ear Jack

PC Applications

Samsung Kies 2.0

Memory

6GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, MicroSD slot (up to 32GB)

Dimension

64.2 x 124 x 12.5mm, 145.3 g

Battery

2000 mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

via The Verge, Gizmag

Image Credit: CNET

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