Samsung Galaxy Beam release date confirmed for April, coming first in India

Samsung Galaxy Beam release date confirmed for April, coming first in India
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is a rare bird - it’s a projector phone coming with a tiny yet powerful 15 lumen projector yet maintaining a relatively slim waistline and delivering mid-range Android performance. Good news about it is that it’s coming soon - the Galaxy Beam release date has been confirmed to be in April. The not so good news is that this currently only applies for the Indian market, and there’s no word whether the phone will reach the US.

"The device will be launched in India in April," a Samsung spokesperson confirmed negating earlier whispers about summer release of the handset. Rumors about the Galaxy Beam price it at nearly $500 off contract.

With the focus on the projector, the Galaxy Beam allows users to share pictures, videos and presentation on the go, with the image stretching out to 50 inches at maximum. The whole idea is an iteration over another Galaxy Beam smartphone released in 2010. This time, the projector is brighter and it compares well with basic pico projectors, even though most of them top it out in terms of brightness. We also know that the projector bulb lasts 20,000 hours, so it would be a while until you find yourself looking for a new bulb.

Apart from that, the handset features a 4-inch WVGA display, a dual-core 1GHz processor and a rear 5-megapixel camera and front-facing snapper. The Galaxy Beam will sport Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Samsung stays mum on whether the handset will get updated to ICS.

source: IBN Live

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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
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  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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13 Comments

1. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

This would be better as an accessory, rather than built in!

2. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

This phone sounds so good! Come on Verizon, get your butts in gear and get something as amazing like this. COME ON! If VZW got the phones AT&T has, it would rule the phone industry. I mean Galaxy Note, Galaxy Beam, need I say more? Any of you idiots that believe VZW gets great phones, your in dreamland. Wake up mother f'ers.

11. RoscoesProject

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

it is also coming out for tmobile because it uses gsm technology which is not compatible with verizon's cdma tech soo your not getting it any time soon

13. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Well you know what? f**k SAMSUNG FOR THAT!

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

beam me up,sammy!

4. jack_black

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Actually in India already have one projector phone!!!!!!

12. RoscoesProject

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

and singapore

5. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Replacement for lg expo? This will have better software than wp6.5 lol

6. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree verizon never gets the great phones. They have good ones but no greats. Example I work for verizon and saw a lot of people leave for the sprint 3d phone and sprint has horrible single here. Just shows ya people care more about newest or coolest then what works. if verizon got off there bums and got these phones first it will def help with sales.

8. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Agreed 1 million percent. Honestly though, I am eligable for a upgrade and I don't see one phone I want. Now there's this talk about the cayman, Fighter, Plato, and Fireball. I want the Galaxy Note so bad and was about to go to AT&T for it but where I work at, Verizon is the best reception. I work on an island in New York City called Randall's Island. AT&T are hit and miss and Sprint and T-Mobile are the worst here.

7. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ill buy this! Cinema on the go

9. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Specs are not as good for a upcoming phone. Even though its been in the works for the past few years, still can't go to another gingerbread phone. Its ICS here on out until next year.

10. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Combined with mobo player this should be fun..

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