Slated to hit the UK market sometime in July, the tech community is buzzing over Samsung’s latest gadget: a smartphone projector. That’s right – a projector built right into the Samsung Galaxy Beam handset. Is this quirky little extra worth being first in line for the Beam? Let’s take a look at the phone’s overall specs and then dive into the weirdly wonderful smartphone projector feature.
Samsung Galaxy Beam
A few corners appear to have been cut with the Samsung Galaxy Beam, perhaps to include the smartphone projector without an outrageously inflated price tag. Hard-core techies might be disappointed to learn that instead of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android’s newest platform, the Beam features Gingerbread. Still excellent, of course, just not the latest.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam’s camera also leaves something to be desired at just 5MP instead of 8. Other features are comparable to other newly released handsets, although the beam is a bit larger than most at 124×64.2×12.5mm at its widest. Factory memory is a mediocre 8GB, although this is upgradable up to 32MB via a microSD. The handset’s sleek bright-yellow racing stripe is visually appealing.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Specifications
Okay, on to what you really want to hear about. The Samsung Galaxy Beam is, to date, the only smartphone to feature a built-in projector. For many users, this delicious bit of techie innovation makes all other features secondary.
First, the details of the smartphone projector itself. A great feature of the Beam is that projector images are not app-specific. In other words, you won’t be restricted regarding what you want to project. The projector can beam an image or video up to 50 inches (1.27 metres) across, rivaling the largest television sets. Still images, videos and games can all be projected.
Despite the slight drawbacks in the handset’s capabilities, we think users will love this phone. After all, what could be more fun than carrying around a portable movie theater? Any darkened room becomes a potential cinema, allowing you to show friends your pictures and videos, watch downloaded movies or even create an interactive gaming experience that a group of friends can enjoy together. Any of Samsung’s Game Hub games are available for projection (remember, it’s not app-specific), so whatever your preferences, you can battle your friends for those coveted high scores.
Samsung Introduce the Galaxy Beam
Although the fun, impromptu movie-night possibilities are certainly exciting, the Beam’s school and work applications cant’ be ignored. This handset makes presentations of any kind much simpler. Forget carrying your bulky laptop everywhere – with the Beam, you can fit all your images in your pocket for a dynamic and simple slideshow.
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So what’s the bottom line? If you’re more attached to Ice Cream Sandwich and require the absolute highest quality in cameras, then the Samsung Galaxy Beam’s novelty may not be enough to keep you satisfied. However, if you’re content with a stellar platform that customers have raved over for quite some time (even if it’s not the latest and greatest), and you’re more excited about turning a blank wall into a movie screen than taking high-res pictures, then the Beam might be right up your alley. We admit that we’ve fallen in love with the cinema capabilities, but, then again, we’re movie addicts. Is the Samsung Galaxy Beam worth your money? Only your preferences can make that decision.
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