Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone gets the green light

Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone gets the green lightIt's safe to say Samsung's Galaxy Beam projector phone isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if that's the kind of thing that floats your boat then far be it for us to judge.

Anyway, the point is that the quirkily different Android campaigner is now officially on sale and in stock. Our walls will never look the same.

There's nothing complicated about the Galaxy Beam's claim to fame: it's a phone that has a projector built in that can throw images up to 50 inches in size onto the nearest wall, door... in fact, any flat surface you care to point it at.

We're not talking home cinema projector quality, obviously – 15 lumens isn't much to boast about after all – but it's the thought that counts.

Aside from the projector the Galaxy Beam is pretty much a Samsung Galaxy S Advance with a bigger 2000mAh battery (for the projector, y'see). That means a 4in 480 x 800-resolution display, a 1GHz dual-core processor and 768MB of RAM.

The bad news – and we'd suggest a potential deal-breaker at this stage of the game – is that you only get Android 2.3 Gingerbread to run the show. And people wonder why Android is so fragmented...

But if you're happy to look past that, the Galaxy Beam can be had SIM-free from Expansys for £395, or via the networks on 24-month deals starting around the £30 per month mark.

Via TechRadar

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jaybear88  Jul. 6, 2012 at 10:28

People mock it, but I can definately see some potential in this idea.
Combine this with an unlimited data sim, a PS3 controller and OnLive and you can potentially have a great little portable gaming system.

Or lying in the bath with Netflix being streamed onto the wall at your toes?

Surely that appeals to someone?

SpeedyG  Jul. 6, 2012 at 10:57

It's a pioneer device that will get a decent little niche market. It won't sell like hot-cakes as such, but its future predecessors will take full advantage of the market it'll open up.

MrMonkey  Jul. 6, 2012 at 13:59

It's a pioneer device that will get a decent little niche market. It won't sell like hot-cakes as such, but its future predecessors will take full advantage of the market it'll open up.

Future predecessors? Does this phone have a flux capacitor built into it too?

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 7, 2012 at 02:12

It's a pioneer device that will get a decent little niche market. It won't sell like hot-cakes as such, but its future predecessors will take full advantage of the market it'll open up.

Future predecessors? Does this phone have a flux capacitor built into it too?

:p.

SpeedyG, you should be ashamed of yourself ;)!

Pondlife  Jul. 7, 2012 at 11:20

It's a pioneer device that will get a decent little niche market. It won't sell like hot-cakes as such, but its future predecessors will take full advantage of the market it'll open up.

nah the first one was a pioneer device, with nHD resolution projection and such a weak light level it's a non starter atm

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