Samsung has announced the first smartphone, with that features a projector called Samsung Galaxy Beam. The most impressive features of this Galaxy Beam is the DLP Pico projector that lets users to project text and images from the phone to a wall. You can use the projector to project multimedia content from their phones from 5- to 50-inches in size.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam projector utilizes DLP technology from Texas Instruments. Pico projectors have appeared in mid-range phones from Samsung and LG, but the Galaxy Beam marks the first phone to pack in the technology. Although a projector has obvious entertainment appeal, the immediate use of the projectors is believed to be business presentations and casual media sharing.
Samsung Galaxy Beam, with the code name of comes with Android 2.1, 8 megapixel camera, a highly responsive 3.7 inch WVGA Super AMOLED Display, and multi video codec support. The camera also comes with auto-focus and flash. Battery life is standard at 7 hours of 3G talk time and 530 hours of 3G standby-time. You will also have access to thousands of application on the Android Market.
This Galaxy Beam smartphone has some features a VGA-resolution front-facing camera for video chat, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 wireless networking, HSDPA 7.2 Mb/s and HSUPA 5.76 Mb/s, TouchWiz UI 3.0, Social Hub, assisted GPS, an FM receiver, TV output, DLNA sharing, and dedicated QWERTY keypad.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam combines the best of both worlds phone, offering users the technological capabilities and features to enjoy entertainment and work functions on a smartphone—now with an enhanced experience thanks to the built-in projector feature. As for the price, it goes from free to SG$398, depending on the plan and Samsung says it plans to bring the Galaxy Beam to markets in Asia and Europe this year, but there’s no word when (or if) the Galaxy Beam might reach North America.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Specifications
* 3.7″ WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
* 8 Megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and 720p video recording at 30fps
* 720 MHz processor
* HSDPA 7.2 Mb/s and HSUPA 5.76 Mb/s
* WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
* TV out
* 16 GB storage, 512MB ROM, 384MB RAM
* microSD card slot
* Dimensions: 123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm
* Weight: 155 g