Samsung Galaxy Beam

Description

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is Samsung's latest attempt at manufacturing a projector-equipped phone. Succeeding the Beam I8520, the Galaxy Beam is now positioned in the company's critically-acclaimed Galaxy line. In addition to the signature feature of this model, which is its projector, it also comes with a 4" WVGA screen, 1GHz processor, and a 5MP AF camera.

This device is also known as Samsung I8530

Cons

  • Thick body (0.49 inches)

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Display

Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 57.17 %
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
Processor: Dual-core, 1000 MHz
GPU: ARM Mali-400
RAM: 0.75GB
Internal storage: 8GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (2.3.6), Samsung TouchWiz UI Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 2000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus)
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Front: 1.3 MP
Dimensions: 4.88 x 2.53 x 0.49 inches (124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm)
Weight: 5.13 oz (145.3 g)
Features: Touch sensitive control keys
Keys: Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key, Other

Cellular

UMTS: Bands 8(900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Radio: FM

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 3.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Other features

Projector: Built-in

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Apr 17, 2012
FCC ID value: A3LGTI8530 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.35 W/kg
Body: 0.70 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 0.78 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.78 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced: Feb 26, 2012
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