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

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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42 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Another day, another Samsung.

3. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wow you're hard headed.

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Please list another phone that has a built in projector.

9. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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..

10. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

11. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

13. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

35. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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...

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 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.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Thats ugly seriously metal lol

30. maherk

Posts: 6889; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

18. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

nokia =ewww.

27. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

microsoft = ewwww

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Do you mean Nokia = empire win world wide.

38. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

no matter what if nokia gets google flavour then samsung needs to up there shield

29. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

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

6. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

7. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I admire Samsung for making the oddest of things.

12. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

15. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Beam Neo?

16. gilbert1029

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 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

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

19. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

20. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Its mid range

21. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

26. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

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