Samsung Galaxy Beam approved by FCC, supports AT&T bands

Samsung Galaxy Beam approved by FCC, supports AT&T bands
Well, what do you know, if it isn't for the Samsung Galaxy Beam paying a visit to the FCC. The smartphone has just recently received the commission's seal of approval, meaning that it complies with all regulatory requirements. Interestingly, a thorough examination of the FCC filing reveals that the device has support for AT&T's 3G bands at 850MHz and 1900MHz.

For those of you who don't remember, the Samsung Galaxy Beam is an Android smartphone with a killer feature, namely that it comes with a built-in pico projector. With an output of 15 lumens, it can project an image of up to 50 inches in diagonal right on your wall, which makes it an excellent multimedia device.

In terms of hardware, there is a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz ticking under its hood, and the WVGA display on its front measures 4 inches in diagonal. For more details, feel free to check out our Samsung Galaxy Beam preview.

Of course, whether the Samsung Galaxy Beam will ever be launched on AT&T, or any other U.S. carrier, is still unknown, but here's to hoping.

source: FCC via Engadget

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Galaxy Beam
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.6
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



3. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I wonder if verizon ever reads these sites, maybe they would see how many cool phone are out there that never come to vzw that customers want. Verizon customer get ripped off by never getting all the cool phone cause verizon thinks we woint want it . Let us decide. We missed all the cool 3d phones now we wont get the projector phone. All the real galaxy phones we dont get and now the new quad core galazy verizon si going to be trimmed down to another dual core. garbage. I agree on last post thou they need to make all tablets with projection beem def would help

4. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Verizon gets more phone choices than Sprint or T-Mobile. I can't tell whether the same can be said for them compared relatively to AT&T. The top two carriers have the most capital and the most volume to bargain with. VZW is the only one that gets all the Motorola phones. I'd love to have some of those Droids with QWERTY keyboards and metal cases on Sprint. VZW may not have gotten the Galaxy SIII but they got the Galaxy Nexus long before it became "yesterday's news today" on the other wireless carriers. The choice of SoC processor packages in the US is unfortunately coupled to the lack of LTE support on anything other than Qualcomm. It's a similar dilemma to that which occurred for Verizon and Sprint with CDMA chips and it is the reason Sprint initially resisted LTE in favor of WiMAX. More often than not, both Verizon and AT&T capitalize on the exclusive launch agreements which leave Sprint and T-Mobile in the cold for six months. I would have expected the Nexus line to be immune to it but that's not the case. Samsung has tried to resist the exclusivity agreements with the Galaxy S line but that isn't always perfect. I'm hopeful they'll give it a bigger push with the GalaxySIII. Having Samsung's newest flagship on all major carriers by the start of the London Olympic Games in August is a lofty goal and dare I say would be a major coup. Only Apple has gotten close to a simultaneous global launch on all carriers.

5. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

The executive at Verizon that decides which phones to market sees all the potential phones 6 months to a year before they arrive so long before they are discussed here. 3D is a gimmick at least when it comes to these mobile devices. For it to work well, it needs to be immersive and that's not possible with these small screens and the relatively low data bandwidth.

2. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

This would be an excellent feature for anyone who has to do presentations, especially if they can crank up the resolution on the Beam picoprojector to 1920×1200 and ~1000 - ~1500 lumens. (or even just 1600×1000) It really needs to replace WVGA with at least WXGA, preferably WSXGA+, FHD or WUXGA. Add a huge battery - say 11000mAh - and you'll have a lot of takers. I'd even get it should they include the S-Pen, Waterproofing, Iris Tracking, Fingerprint Biometric security, lots of RAM and internal storage. I would pair it with a BlueTooth keyboard. Of course, for all the feature's I'm seeking, they should probably build a tablet version with them first. Once they got into tablet territory, I'd like to see the screen hit 2560×1600. #GalaxyNoteBeam with #FHDSuperAMOLEDPlus


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

i would buy this phone its a pretty cool feature. ill be showing it off all the time lol

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