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

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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Galaxy Beam
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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10 Comments

1. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

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

2. pats4thewin

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

no manufacturer warranty?

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1493; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

3. ChrisG

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 22, 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. :-)

5. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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

6. ChrisG

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

7. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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 :-)

4. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

8. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1493; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

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