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New Samsung SM-G3858 seems to feature a built-in projector and metal back

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New Samsung SM-G3858 seems to feature a built-in projector and metal back
We just came across an unannounced Samsung Android smartphone called SM-G3858. This was approved by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center recently, and it’s not particularly interesting when it comes to specs. 

However, what caught our attention is that the handset appears to have a metal back - and we all know that Samsung smartphones with cases made out of metal are a rare sight.

What’s more, the SM-G3858 has an unusual bump on the upper side of its rear case. This resembles the bump that the Samsung Galaxy Beam has in order to house a built-in projector. So we can only assume that the SM-G3858 also comes with a built-in projector. Of course, we may be wrong.

In any case, what we know for sure is that the Samsung SM-G3858 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and is made for China Mobile (it could also have versions for carriers outside of China). We mentioned that the handset’s specs aren’t that exciting, but that doesn’t mean we have to omit presenting them. So here they are: 4.66-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, quad-core 1.2GHz processor (possibly a Snapdragon 200), 1GB of RAM, VGA front-facing camera, and a 5MP rear camera with LED flash.

For now, there is no word on when the Samsung SM-G3858 will be announced. We’ll keep an eye on this and provide more details when we get them.


source: Teena (translated)

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posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:19 20

1. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Another day, another Samsung.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:24 20

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Now make new one,
another beautiful day, another ugly Samsung

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:53 4

8. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


hahaha not the samesung and be careful, they will report you for no reason, just like they did to me.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:12 3

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wow you're hard headed.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 11:37

42. sgodsell (Posts: 3885; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Please list another phone that has a built in projector.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:02 2

9. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


OH WOW.. One day people hate plastic and want a metal built premium device.. Another day they hate that too.. If people can think Sammy cannot just change their design paradigm suddenly in one day you know..

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:04 3

10. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


But YES that is ugly.. YUP I agree...yeah

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:07

11. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I would seriously laugh my head off if that was a plastic build LOL

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:10 1

13. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Why dont people get that the main selling point of this phone is the projector? Screw the design. Screw the specs. The projector is a helix fossil.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:57 1

35. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It probably is. I have no idea where PA got it in their head that it is metal. Because it's silver? Apparently they haven't been covering the last two years of Samsung's models that use that exact same texture with plastic to mimic the look of metal.

http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/phones/36185-large/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-1.jpg

Oh wait, they have...

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:20 2

2. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


It looks like it has the same thickness as the Nokia N900 from a few years ago, but hey probably it needs a GIANT battery to power that projector.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:24 7

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Thats ugly seriously metal lol

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 02:08 1

30. maherk (Posts: 4016; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


it's not made for the typical buyer, just like the S4 zoom, this one will have its own market. This is the 3rd Galaxy projector device, and none of the previous two had the looks, and of they didn't sell well, Samsung wouldn't be giving it a third shot. Samsung is doing it's job in giving their customers what they want, each one on this planet jas his own taste when it comes to food, cloths, cars and gadgets, so the more choices the better for us the customers.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:25 11

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I don't want to touch ugly Samsung anymore. Please get off from my eyes. Ewwww

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:31 7

18. iTechies (Posts: 88; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


nokia =ewww.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:59 1

27. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


microsoft = ewwww

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 08:51 1

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Do you mean Nokia = empire win world wide.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 10:46 1

38. mayur007 (Posts: 569; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


no matter what

if nokia gets google flavour then samsung needs to up there shield

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 02:07

29. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Yes touch glorious lumia 520 ... go to the democratic nation of fartmestan they adore nokias there

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:42

6. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Lol. Hey its more premium than the s5. Looks like they're testing the waters....

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 21:45

7. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I admire Samsung for making the oddest of things.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:09 2

12. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Versatility child. They are making all sorts of whacky stuff but it just expands their consumer range. Imo.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:24

15. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


Samsung Galaxy Beam Neo?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:26

16. gilbert1029 (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


They could have art least included mid range specs! I love the idea of a projector bit there is nopoint in having it in a low end phone. Knowing Samsung this phone will probably sell for about 300 which is a lot for a low end phone with a projector

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:30

17. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol beam neo. More like bu...... Sigh.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:32 3

19. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


wow, this low-end Samsung gets a metal back, but Samsung's flagships don't...

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 22:48

20. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Its mid range

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 23:45 2

21. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Looks like grey plastic to me. Similar to the S3 hyperglaze. I DOUBT that it's metal.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:40

26. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


could be the same as the metal-looking plastic back on the Alcatel One Touch Fierce.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:46 1

33. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree. Looks just like the back of the Ativ S to me. Everyone THOUGHT that was metal too.

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