Back in 2010, Samsung announced the world’s first smartphone with built-in pico projector. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Beam I8520. After the company’s earlier efforts at releasing a phone with a projector has failed miserably, Samsung went ahead and unveiled a new projector phone with the same name, but a different model number. The Samsung Galaxy Beam I8530 was announced and showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.
The built-in nHD projector on this handset is capable of beaming a wide range of multimedia content up to 50 inch wide. The Samsung Galaxy Beam runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. It might also get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the coming months. However, you should not expect this device to get the recently announced Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update. Samsung India’s online store is currently taking pre-orders of this unique smartphone. Planning to buy one? Don’t forget to check out the complete specs below.
Samsung Galaxy Beam features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System, Samsung Touchwiz 4 UI, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and much more.
Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, built-in nHD projector, Swype, Document Viewer, A-GPS, Google Play Store, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Samsung ChatON, Samsung Social Hub, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, up to 760 hrs of stand-by time, up to 9 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 2000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Beam is currently up for pre-order in India for Rs.29,900 (apprx. $525). This handset is expected to go on sale in early-July. To pre-order the Galaxy Beam, head over to this page at Samsung India eStore.