Monday, July 30, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy Beam Released in the UK

Samsung has officially released its latest version of the Galaxy Beam smartphone, which comes with a built-in projector. The device is currently available in the UK only and is capable of casting up to 50 inches of high definition content onto a wall or other flat surface. The current model was first debuted back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

According to Vice President of Samsung UK and Ireland Simon Stanford, "It's the kind of device you won't find anywhere else - a high-definition projector within a standard-sized smartphone - and is great for people who want to watch movies, show photos to friends or need to give a presentation while they're out and about."

The very first iteration of the Galaxy Beam was unveiled back in 2010. The update brought a larger screen that measured 4' as opposed to 3.7', though the device still carries a very outdated operating system in Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The smartphone also runs on a dual-core 1GHz processor and features a 5-megapixel camera along with 8GB of internal memory.

No official UK pricing was announced by Samsung for the Galaxy Beam, though carriers have been announced and include T-Mobile and Orange through Carphone Warehouse. Orange has the cheapest offer which involves a free device and a £31 monthly contract. Various independent online retailers are also offering the device for around £400.

Source: ZD Net - Samsung's Galaxy Beam projector-phone goes on sale in UK
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