Samsung Galaxy Beam Launched In India For Rs.33,900

Earlier this year, Samsung unveiled a unique smartphone with built-in pico projector at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone. This handset allows the users to display and share multimedia content on a large projector screen as well as on a clear wall (surface). The built-in nHD projector on this handset is capable of beaming a wide range of multimedia content up to 50 inch wide.

Apart from the unique feature mentioned above, this handset packs a 4 inch display along with a 1 GHz dual-core processor. Samsung Galaxy Beam currently runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. This handset might get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the near future. However, you should not expect this device to get the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update ever. Samsung Galaxy Beam was already available for pre-order in India. Now, the company went ahead and officially launched the amazing Galaxy Beam in India.

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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 (upgradable to Android 4.0 OS), Samsung Touchwiz 4 UI, built-in nHD projector, 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 and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, music player with SoundAlive, FM Radio with RDS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 768 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Swype, Document Viewer, A-GPS, Google Play Store, 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.

This handset comes with specialized applications like the ambience feature for various mood experiences and a drawing tool for presentations. The drawing tool enables the presenter to easily bring the viewers’ attention without a laser printer. Samsung Galaxy Beam comes with a price tag of Rs.33,900. However, you can easily get this device from Samsung India eStore for just Rs.29,900 (approx. $540). To buy this handset, head over to this page.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.29,900

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.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Announced; Its A Phone And A Projector!

Along with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Samsung also unveiled the first phone in the Galaxy series that comes equipped with a projector. Samsung’s earlier efforts at releasing a phone with a projector has failed miserably, but the company aims to attain some degree of success this time with its Galaxy brand.

The Galaxy Beam comes with a 4-inch TFT display with WVGA (800×480) resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, a 5MP camera at the back aided by an LED flash with the ability to record videos in 720p resolution, and a 1.3MP camera in the front. The usual bunch of connectivity features and sensors like Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope etc. A beefy 2000mAh battery also powers the Beam, which runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with TouchWIZ on top of it.

Inspite of packing in a projector, the Beam is pretty thin at 12.5mm. The mini projector on the Beam is capable of beaming a wide range of multimedia content up to 50″ wide.

The press release from Samsung does not mention anything as to when the handset will be available to the general public!