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Samsung Galaxy Beam to be this bright shining star

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Among the plethora of low- to mid-range handsets unveiled today at CommunicAsia 2010, Samsung hid a gem after all. Back in February they showcased a Samsung Galaxy Beam prototype at the MWC 2010 expo, and we took it for a spin. At the time we weren't utterly impressed by the image projected by the six lumen device, however we knew it was running Android 2.1 and will have a 3.7” Super AMOLED screen.

What we took from the fact sheet is that it will have TV-out, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi a/b/g/n and USB 2.0 connectivity options, along with tri-band 3G (900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz) with HSDPA 7.2Mbps support. The Samsung Beam generously offers 16GB of internal memory and there is an additional microSD card for expansion.

The huge 1800mAh battery is rated for 7 hours of talk time and 22 days of standby, but we bet these will start going south as soon as you turn on that pico projector to impress your friends (oh, we forgot you will only be using it for presentations). Samsung has managed to keep the form factor surprisingly slim and light at 0.63”(16 mm) and 5.47 oz (155 gr.), unlike the LG Expo where the projector is an actual accessory to the phone.

Add to these already great specs the 8MP camera with LED flash, plus HD video recording and playing, and we might just be shaking in anticipation to review the final production unit. Samsung's press release states it is about to hit the stores of Singapore in July.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Specifications | Hands-on

source: Samsung

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