Samsung Galaxy Beam is the Projector-Phone You’ve Been Waiting For

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There haven’t been many attempts at a phone with an inbuilt projector, in fact, we can’t think of one. There was the LG eXpo on AT&T, a Windows Mobile phone from 2009, that allowed you to buy a (rather expensive) projector add-on. The eXpo saw limited appeal, and the technology just wasn’t there yet.

Samsung is hoping that the world is ready for a projector-phone with their announcement of the Galaxy Beam. It’s an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a 4″ WVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, a 5MP camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. The most important aspect of the phone, of course, is the projector, which provides 15 lumens of brightness.

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It’s a bit thick at nearly 13mm in depth, but in exchange for the extra bulk, you get the unheard of ability to project what you’re seeing on your phone’s display to a nearby wall or screen. Pretty neat!

Source: Samsung

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.