Samsung Galaxy Beam Preview
The 5MP shooter with LED flash on the back of the Samsung Galaxy Beam promises to be pretty average as it only records video with HD 720p definition, not the 1080p type we'd expect from having a dual-core processor. All the usual bells and whistles coming with the transparent interface menu of TouchWiz are present on the Galaxy Beam, including Smile shot and Panorama mode.
We captured a few samples with the 5MP camera for a general overview of its capabilities, with the usual caveat that this is still a prototype unit, so the results can be different when the finalized piece hits retail.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Sample Video:
Samsung Galaxy Beam Indoor Sample Video:
The tried-and-true TouchWiz music player sports the usual array of ways to categorize your song library by albums, artists and playlists with cover art galore, and a rich selection of equalizer presets.
Here we have to note the potent loudspeaker, which emits strong and clear sound, adding significantly for the viewing experience when you are projecting a movie, for instance, and the only sound source is the speaker.
The Galaxy Beam plays almost every video format you throw at it, right out of its protoype box, including DivX/Xvid/MKV files up to HD 720p definition, and the video player is the usual rich in functionality TouchWiz endeavor. It's all good, since you will be tempted to project a great variety of videos when demonstrating the phone's projecting capabilities to every stranger on the street that is willing to listen to you.
Galaxy Beam, and still achieve a watchable picture that can be blown up to 50”, as if you carry your own big-screen TV in your pocket. Minority Report stuff indeed.
Now don't get us wrong – the resolution, brightness and focus can't replace the TV experience, but under the right circumstances you can definitely enjoy a movie or two, while the battery lasts – together with many other people sitting nearby, and that's the Galaxy Beam's biggest advantage.
To top it all off, the phone is shaping up to be a decent all-around Android performer as well, one you might consider buying even if it didn't have a pico projector stuffed inside, so we can't wait to get our hands on the final unit for some more happy projecting.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Video Preview:
1. andro. posted on 28 Mar 2012, 05:22 8 0
Some nice innovation there from Samsung,i wouldn't have use for the projector myself but there are many people in different job types who might. Only thing they might need to do is up the projected resolution but its impressive work so far.
Perhaps projector technology like this would innovatively appear as the 'ibeam' in the iphone in 2017
3. Tatperson posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:07 2 0
The original Galaxy Beam wasn't a hit in Singapore, so I'm curious to see how this will fare.
Anyway, that's great innovation there. Well done, Samsung. :)
4. hltechie posted on 28 Mar 2012, 09:12 4 0
Typical Samsung smart phone... runs android... really fast... yada yada yada... wait it has a built in projector!? That's awesome! :D
5. squeeb posted on 28 Mar 2012, 11:36 0 0
Sweet. I'd like higher resolution output, but still neat.
6. Wildmanfan posted on 28 Mar 2012, 12:18 5 1
Another nice Big F#%K YOU goes to Verizon for once again, dropping the ball on this one. Damn it, I'm thinking about jumping over to AT&T because of this and the Note.
8. twens posted on 28 Mar 2012, 18:10 3 0
This will really be cool for watching porn with your girlfriend.
9. Yummy posted on 28 Mar 2012, 23:31 1 0
I think this is unique. I wouldn't mind having this around an office or something. Oh what's our stocks you say?? Check the ceiling. ;)
10. Bigbluetundra posted on 29 Mar 2012, 08:40 1 0
How hot does this thing get is the question. Can I use it on projector for a half hour and then put it in my pocket, or is it going to burn?
12. xx19xx posted on 28 Apr 2012, 09:24 0 0
Based on phone design basics, weather you play for 15 minutes or 2 hours it will get heated little bit and IMHO that expected due to projector but definitely not even near to too hot. BTW it will cool off in a minute after switching off projector :)
11. jmoita2 posted on 02 Apr 2012, 18:06 1 0
What an awesome innovation from Samsung. Will be a life saver for those road warriors who must fly from one city to the next putting up sales presentations,lugging around these huge projectors,cables etc.
Now, let's start the countdown for the lawsuit from Apple claiming it's their idea...
13. b0g23 posted on 26 May 2012, 12:36 0 0
hy, why the pictures presented here, at the properties, appear makes with the model nokia samsung GT-I9070 ?