Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 gets official

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 gets officialHey guy. Remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam, the 2012 smartphone that also doubled as a projector? And remember it sold an estimated (in my head, at least, though I’m probably not far off) two units?

Well, Samsung, in its infinite wisdom as the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer, has finally (ahem) announced the Galaxy Beam 2.

Like the Galaxy Beam before it, the Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 is very much a phone with mid-range specs, one that just so happens to have a projector on board.

Specifically, Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 specs include a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a 4.66in display with a seriously unimpressive 800 x 480 resolution. According to my calculations, that’s 200PPI (pixels per inch). Ouch.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam 2’s battery weighs in at 2,600mAh, which is normally fairly big, but considering this thing also doubles as a projector, we would’ve liked to see it push more aggressively towards 3,000mAh.

To be fair, we are on board with the Samsung Galaxy Beam 2’s metal design, but any illusions of a premium device are further shattered with the lack of 4G.

Incredibly, the Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 comes running not KitKat Android 4.4 or even Jelly Bean Android 4.3, but Android 4.2.

Availabe now on China Mobile, don’t expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 anywhere near the western world.

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satchef1  Apr. 25, 2014 at 18:37

Chavtastic.

Imagine, five years from now the kids have stopped playing music through their phone's speaker in public spaces and have moved on to... projecting Youtube videos on to walls! I'm sure a few would project far worse things as well.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 25, 2014 at 21:57

wtf (sorry)!!!??? That is pretty meh, even without the Beam bit.... First the updated Galaxy cam with 10x zoom down from 21x... Now this? Is this the Year of SamsIrony?

They take the biscuit!!

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