Samsung Galaxy Beam priced at £385, projected to arrive July
The bonkers projector-packing Samsung Galaxy Beam is coming this summer, and will cost just shy of £400 SIM-free.
-- the phone with a for no reason other than "hey, why not?" -- will cost just short of £400 when it goes on sale this summer.
Unlocked Mobiles has priced it up at £385 including VAT. The handset will go on sale in July -- not an ideal time of year to use a projector, with all that pesky daylight about, but there you are. At least it'll be a good test for Samsung's 15 lumens projector-in-a-phone.
Luke went hands-on with the Beam out at MWC, so have a read of what he thought , or watch his preview video below.
The Beam shoots out images at up to 50 inches across, so you can have the equivalent of a very large telly in your pocket wherever you go. It's HD too. You control the projector through a dedicated app on the 4-inch, 480x800-pixel screen. On the back is a 5-megapixel camera, and it'll record and playback movies in 720p HD at 30fps.
Software-wise, we're looking at Android 2.3 Gingerbread as opposed to , so you won't be able to unlock it with facial recognition, or resize your widgets. On board storage is 8GB, but you can add another 32GB via microSD. And a 1GHz dual-core processor powers the phone.
The projector makes the handset a little fatter than most, and has undoubtedly bumped up the price as well. It's HTC One X, for example, but a lot less powerful.than the
Though it may seem quite innovative, Samsung actually demoed the Beam, when it was just a protoype.
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