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Samsung Galaxy Beam release date confirmed for April, coming first in India

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Samsung Galaxy Beam release date confirmed for April, coming first in India
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is a rare bird - it’s a projector phone coming with a tiny yet powerful 15 lumen projector yet maintaining a relatively slim waistline and delivering mid-range Android performance. Good news about it is that it’s coming soon - the Galaxy Beam release date has been confirmed to be in April. The not so good news is that this currently only applies for the Indian market, and there’s no word whether the phone will reach the US.

"The device will be launched in India in April," a Samsung spokesperson confirmed negating earlier whispers about summer release of the handset. Rumors about the Galaxy Beam price it at nearly $500 off contract.

With the focus on the projector, the Galaxy Beam allows users to share pictures, videos and presentation on the go, with the image stretching out to 50 inches at maximum. The whole idea is an iteration over another Galaxy Beam smartphone released in 2010. This time, the projector is brighter and it compares well with basic pico projectors, even though most of them top it out in terms of brightness. We also know that the projector bulb lasts 20,000 hours, so it would be a while until you find yourself looking for a new bulb.

Apart from that, the handset features a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1GHz processor and a rear 5-megapixel camera and front-facing snapper. The Galaxy Beam will sport Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung stays mum on whether the handset will get updated to ICS.

source: IBN Live

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posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:23 3

1. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


This would be better as an accessory, rather than built in!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:23

2. Wildmanfan (Posts: 225; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


This phone sounds so good! Come on Verizon, get your butts in gear and get something as amazing like this. COME ON! If VZW got the phones AT&T has, it would rule the phone industry. I mean Galaxy Note, Galaxy Beam, need I say more? Any of you idiots that believe VZW gets great phones, your in dreamland. Wake up mother f'ers.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 16:00

11. RoscoesProject (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


it is also coming out for tmobile because it uses gsm technology which is not compatible with verizon's cdma tech soo your not getting it any time soon

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 23:21

13. Wildmanfan (Posts: 225; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Well you know what? f**k SAMSUNG FOR THAT!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:24

3. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


beam me up,sammy!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 08:38

4. jack_black (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Actually in India already have one projector phone!!!!!!

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 16:00

12. RoscoesProject (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


and singapore

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:15

5. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Replacement for lg expo? This will have better software than wp6.5 lol

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 10:41 2

6. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I agree verizon never gets the great phones. They have good ones but no greats. Example I work for verizon and saw a lot of people leave for the sprint 3d phone and sprint has horrible single here. Just shows ya people care more about newest or coolest then what works. if verizon got off there bums and got these phones first it will def help with sales.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 15:07

8. Wildmanfan (Posts: 225; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Agreed 1 million percent. Honestly though, I am eligable for a upgrade and I don't see one phone I want. Now there's this talk about the cayman, Fighter, Plato, and Fireball. I want the Galaxy Note so bad and was about to go to AT&T for it but where I work at, Verizon is the best reception. I work on an island in New York City called Randall's Island. AT&T are hit and miss and Sprint and T-Mobile are the worst here.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 11:23

7. bucky (Posts: 1344; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Ill buy this! Cinema on the go

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 16:01

9. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Specs are not as good for a upcoming phone. Even though its been in the works for the past few years, still can't go to another gingerbread phone. Its ICS here on out until next year.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 23:42

10. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Combined with mobo player this should be fun..

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