Samsung Galaxy Beam announced, smartphone meets projector

Samsung Galaxy Beam announced, smartphone meets projector
So, imagine having a 50-inch display that fits inside your pocket. Sounds like an idea belonging to the realm of sci-fi movies, right? Well, the new Samsung Galaxy Beam Android smartphone makes that possible with its built-in projector. With a brightness output of 15 lumens (as compared to the 6 lumens delivered by its predecessor), it should be able to display high definition images up to 50 inches wide.

However, just because it is basically a smartphone and a projector fused together, doesn’t mean that the Samsung Galaxy Beam is unbearably bulky. It is 12.5 millimeters thick, which is still within the acceptable range for a modern smartphone. If you are curious about its hardware specs, the Galaxy Beam has a 4.0-inch WVGA display and a 1.0GHz dual-core processor. The 5-megapixel auto-focus camera on its back can capture 720p video at 30 frames per second, and the 1.3-megapixel camera is ideal for video chats. There are 8 gigs of on-board storage expandable via microSD cards, and a 2000 mAh battery ensures that you don’t run out of juice while projecting last night’s photos on the wall of your living room.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam will be shown off at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, so if you would like to learn more about it, stay tuned to our coverage.

source: Samsung



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36 Comments

1. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Now this is the phone I really wanna see in action. That projector concept is awesome if it delivers what it is said to do.

2. Jericho unregistered

Hey this was an lg phone you would probably saying things like The ui looks ugly The design is ugly It's lg Never gonna buy lg. Its gonna lag.

26. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Can it be? I totally agree with Jericho.

32. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

word?

3. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

samsung should patent this feature....no company should implement dis feature ever in their phones...lol

24. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If you want to stop innovation and be a rotten apple, then patent it. Luckily Sammy is the anti-apple

4. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

They had this 2 years ago at MWC 2010?!

7. Victor.H

Posts: 1079; Member since: May 27, 2011

Samsung had a terribly buggy and slowish Galaxy Beam unveiled back at MWC 2010. It was able to actually mirror what you see on your device, and now it seems the dual-core processor will take care of performance. It was also crazy expensive as far as I remember.

9. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

The new Galaxy Beam has a 15-lumen projector, while the first one had 6-lumen only. Brookstone was selling a 15-lumen Pico projector that attaches to the iPhone, so that might be the same one, just built-in...

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

was the Pico any good? ive never seen any of them in action, but i just cant imagine that they would be all that awesome.

31. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

when i saw things like the pico they worked extremely well at night, like playing a youtube video before bed, but the 15 lumens wasnt enough to display a good image with any light in the room. so i guess its kind of a night time thing

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh.. yea.. another reason to play with your phone in the dark huh. lol. great, so now i can stream porn to any wall at any time.. errr.. i mean.. a movie. lol.

5. Jericho unregistered

lg expo!

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Quick Quick patent it Sam before Apple find about it!

10. KaloqnYo

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

You are SOOOOO right !

20. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

You would never see it in an Apple device anyways. Apple wouldn't kill their sales like that.

8. Jericho unregistered

apple never gonna put a projector on their phone their creative. Although they will patent it through money because everythings got a price.

11. KaloqnYo

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Haha yeah they are creative ! :D:D:D:D (rofl)(facepalm) !

33. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

They created MMS and Slide to unlock, riiiiiiiiiiiight? I mean, they did o it first, riiiiiiiiiight?

34. KaloqnYo

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Slide to unlock is not their ! It's invented in 2005 by one comany , I don't remember the name but ! That's why the "slide to unlock patent from apple was denied !

36. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

You sir, can not read between the lines and see sarcasm. -1000 internets for you sir.

30. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

How is a built-in projector not creative?

12. bander

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

"and a 2000 mAh battery ensures that you don’t run out of juice while projecting last night’s photos on the wall of your living room." LOL I you r funny :) and also this phone is interesting.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Great concept. I'm all for it. Now, if they could build a projector on the other end for a laser keyboard, like that "pen computer" concept some years back, we would truly have the next generation of computing at hand. As it is, I'm staying excited at the direction the industry is shifting in. The roles of our devices are becoming blurred; it won't be long before we have pocket sized devices that fill every one of our daily computing needs.

25. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wasn't that on an old concept phone by Mozilla? Because if they come out with that phone that had like 3 projectors, one to project the display and 2 for seperate keyboards, I might ditch Android if it good specs

14. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I want a Galaxy Tab version.

15. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

this is a far more convenient way of making the phone2pc concept... you don't need docks like motorola or asus... just connect you BT keyboard and mouse, project the image on a wall and you have a great pc/htpc experience... i wouldn't be surprised if their next generation of this device (MWC 2013) is in line with SGS3 (or even 4) specs and dualboots a Chrome OS...

16. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i'm no linux bozo so i would love a dual boot of chrome concept

18. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

well, Ubuntu would be great too... how about a triple boot? :) or even Windows 8... well, we can leave that to xda guys ;)

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats actually not a bad idea at all. i dont know how convenient it would actually be trying to find a good surface to place your "monitor" in real life, but it would be kind of neat.

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