Samsung Galaxy Beam UK release imminent

Samsung Galaxy Beam UK release imminentI’m struggling to imagine who in the heck might buy a Samsung Galaxy Beam, Sammo’s upcoming projector phone thingy. Certainly you guys don’t seem too fussed, but someone somewhere will probably want one, right?

Said person – or persons – can now register his/her/their interest over at le Carphone Warehouse, where the Samsung Galaxy Beam is officially “coming soon”.

The elephants among you might recall the original 2010 Samsung Galaxy Beam, or I8520. This new Samsung Galaxy Beam – apparently receiving more of an international push – is the I8530.

The expected arrival date for the new Samsung Galaxy Beam is a vague “June 2012”, so it could be any week now. Carphone Warehouse warns that the ETA is “subject to change without notice”, but that’s par for the “coming soon” course.

Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy Beam has an almost identical spec sheet to the Samsung Galaxy S Advance. Both have 4in displays with 480 x 800 resolutions, 5MP rear cameras with 1.3MP on the front, 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processors with 768MB RAM, and run Gingerbread (Android 2.3.6).

Of course, the big difference - other than a larger 2,000mAh battery - is the Samsung Galaxy Beam’s “ultra bright” 15-lumens nHD projector, which can throw video up to two metres, and up to 50in diagonally.

No word on Samsung Galaxy Beam price from Carphone Warehouse, but Clove – which expects stock in early July – is asking for £442.80 SIM free.

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Pondlife  Jun. 10, 2012 at 12:06

Imagine trying to see that "ultra bright" projection in the overlit cpw stores.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 13:51

Imagine trying to see that "ultra bright" projection in the overlit cpw stores.
Haha :D

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 14:06

What's his name on Twitter reckons its a great little phone. That Nokia-basher... Ooh, I need coffee first.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 14:24

What's his name on Twitter reckons its a great little phone. That Nokia-basher... Ooh, I need coffee first.
You're not making a great deal of sense...

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 14:33

What's his name on Twitter reckons its a great little phone. That Nokia-basher... Ooh, I need coffee first.
You're not making a great deal of sense...


Yes, apologies. I wasn't quite awake. I asked Ahonen on Twitter a while back what phones he DOES like. He replied he used an E7 and this Beam. Immediately a few of his Nokia-bashing mates chimed in...all claiming the Beam was a very sturdy useful little b*gger.

There. :)

It's ugly. Is all I can say.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 14:55

You weren't awake at gone 2PM? You disgust me :p.

I don't doubt that there are some people in the world who like the Beam, every phone has its fans, it's just a case of whether a phone can gain enough fans to make a profit (which I seriously doubt the Beam can).

lcurdie / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 15:02

It's ugly. Is all I can say.

I'm reminded of jmarcelino's comment:

This thing always reminds me of a pencil sharpener.

Or maybe a fleshlight for really tiny pencils.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 15:06

It's ugly. Is all I can say.

I'm reminded of jmarcelino's comment:

This thing always reminds me of a pencil sharpener.

Or maybe a fleshlight for really tiny pencils.


lewis... lewis... lewis... you have done it again posting something on a family site which shouldn't have been posted... 'pencil'... im disgusted with you ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 15:14

I so know. Graphite-filled drawing implement.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 15:17

But really we shouldn't use the world fleshlight some children might

GOOGLE FLESHLIGHT

and who knows what they might find?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2012 at 15:27

But really we shouldn't use the world fleshlight some children might

GOOGLE FLESHLIGHT

and who knows what they might find?

I'm really glad I have that on my internet history now...thanks, guys.

Treab  Jun. 10, 2012 at 15:54

HAHAHAHAHAHa don't blame us for that... you bought 5 ;)

Pondlife  Jun. 10, 2012 at 16:30

I can believe sturdy but 400+ for a ugly gimmick phone seems mad. Seems fairly mad on any phone until 4g hits really. And it's not even the most interesting gimmick phone of the year.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 11, 2012 at 11:36

Seems fairly mad on any phone until 4g hits really.
I beg to differ. 4G is overrated, what's the point when most networks have a sub-1GB data policy? You have to be on T-Mobile, certain 3 plans or Talkmobile for 4G to be of any use to you.

Stelph  Jun. 11, 2012 at 14:10

Does it have a lightsaber app?

Pondlife  Jun. 11, 2012 at 14:27

Seems fairly mad on any phone until 4g hits really.
I beg to differ. 4G is overrated, what's the point when most networks have a sub-1GB data policy? You have to be on T-Mobile, certain 3 plans or Talkmobile for 4G to be of any use to you.


And I am. Besides it might change the way they look at data. Might. Well alright it likely won't.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 11, 2012 at 14:37

Does it have a lightsaber app?

Hahaha There's a gap in the store. Do it!!!

Stelph  Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:20

Does it have a lightsaber app?

Hahaha There's a gap in the store. Do it!!!


Ill get on it, lighsaber or laser gun app anyway, "

Pew pew" :)

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