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Projector-laden Samsung Galaxy Beam Android smartphone arrives in the U.S.

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Projector-laden Samsung Galaxy Beam Android smartphone arrives in the U.S.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is one of the most fascinating devices we’ve seen recently. And not for its screen, processor or camera, but for a completely different reason - it’s got a neat 15-lumen pico projector built-in, allowing to beam your screen’s contents to a 50-inch projection. Imagine the games you play and the videos you watch on your smartphone projected to that 50-inch screen. And now, the Galaxy Beam has finally arrived in the USA. 

It doesn’t have the support and subsidy of any of the major carriers, though, and it’s sold unlocked with a slightly bigger initial price tag, but no contract ties and the full freedom of using your device as you wish.

And you’d better hurry up to get it. The Samsung Galaxy Beam is sold in very limited quantities on Amazon, and the price is set north of $480.

As for the technical details, the Galaxy Beam is a phone with a 4-inch WVGA LCD screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of built-in storage and a 2,000mAh battery.


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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 09:47 1

1. kabel (Posts: 43; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


And doesn't come with any warranty. No, thanks.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:02

2. pats4thewin (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


no manufacturer warranty?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 17:42

9. baldilocks (Posts: 542; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Ever hear of a 3rd party warranty? :shakes my head:

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:03 2

3. ChrisG (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Assuming the projector is part of the phone, it might be tough to play games without moving the phone and, thus, the projected image... Angry Birds might be playable, but other games that use the accelerometer or gyroscope would be problematic. :-)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:55 1

5. buccob (Posts: 1563; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


this phone is more business oriented, than it is for games...

midrange phone for folks at the office that don't care about games, but want to show off its presentation skills

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:05 1

6. ChrisG (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Right, I was just referring to the article's mentioning "Imagine the games you could play..." etc. :-) More disappointing is that it's only running Gingerbread. Then again, after seeing the release date (February), it's not that surprising.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:15 1

7. buccob (Posts: 1563; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I know a couple of people that could be interested...

But personally I pass on it, I need to have video out over HDMI (or mhl)

Playing Dead Trigger or N.O.V.A. 3 on my SGS3 in a 47" TV is awesome (difficult but awesome!)

And a little tip that helps in this regard, using the "show touches" from the developer's settings, enable dots that shows on TV so you can see where your fingers are without looking at the phone... or you can use a Controller :-)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 10:51 1

4. darkvadervip (Posts: 343; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


What service can it be on and is it 3g or 4g support?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 15:05

8. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-Beam_id6961

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 17:43

10. baldilocks (Posts: 542; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


Really? You can't be bothered to take a 1 minute search and find out??

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