Remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam, the first ever smartphone from the company with a built-in projector? Well, Samsung has updated the device after a long interval. Samsung had originally announced the Galaxy Bean projector phone back in June 2010. Then Samsung scrapped the phone without much reasons, but the company re-introduced the Galaxy Beam in 2012, with some decent specifications.
The Galaxy Beam introduced in 2012 sport a plastic finish, with 4-inch screen, 1 GHz dual core processor, 5MP rear camera etc. But the second generation Galaxy Beam comes with a lot of enhancements, like a bigger display, metallic finish and more powerful innards.
The Galaxy Beam 2 features a 4.66-inch IPS display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.GHz. It sports a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and there is a VGA (0.3 MP) front snapper too. No details available about the memory and the storage, but it offers microSD card support up to 64GB.
The handset packs a 2600 mAh battery and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. For connectivity, the phone offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS +GLONASS, 3G etc.
Now, coming to the focusing point of the device, the phone features a built-in Mini Projector that projects images, videos, presentations and more from the smartphone. It supports WVGA resolution and has a background color correction feature for better color experience.
For the time being, Samsung Galaxy Beam has been launched in China only, and will be available from China Mobile in the country. The details regarding the pricing and availability of the device outside China is still under the wraps.
Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 Key specifications are listed below.
|SmartPhone||Samsung Galaxy Beam 2|
|Display||4.66-inch 800 x 480 pixels display|
|CPU||1.2GHz quad-core processor|
|MicroSD card support||Yes, up to 64GB|
|Front Camera||0.3 MP|
|Dual SIM support||NA|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Connectivity Options||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS|
|Dimension||134.5 x 70 x 11.6 mm|
|Status||Exp. release Q2, 2014|
|Additional Feature||Built-in projector with WVGA resolution|