Meet Samsung’s projector smartphone, Galaxy Beam
Korean giant Samsung has announced an updated version of Galaxy Beam smartphone at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona, Spain.
The Android-powered device comes with a built-in projector. At 12.5mm in thickness, Galaxy Beam packs a 15 lumens projector which can project video, images or PowerPoint presentations up to 50-inches wide.
The resolution of projected video is reportedly 640-by-360 pixels. Sporting a 4-inch WVGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Galaxy Beam will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The phone can be upgraded to Android 4.0 ( Ice Cream Sandwich).
Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the projector phone packs a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front camera for video calls and has 786MB RAMalong with 8GB of internal memory as well as a microSD slot.
For connectivity, Galaxy Beam will offer support for 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+ HS and 3.5 mm headphone jack. The original Galaxy Beam featured a 3.7-inch display and ran Android 2.1.
The world’s largest mobile show MWC starts today.