Of all the things one expects a smartphone to do, the ability to turn itself into a projector is probably not that high up on everyone’s list. But for those who crave for one, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Beam, which comes with a built-in projector. After the phone was first introduced back in February, slowly but surely it is making its way to stores around the world – with the UK and Singapore being the latest two.
The new Galaxy Beam is not only slimmer and lighter compared to its predecessor – but it also comes with a larger 4-inch display, and a better-performing dual-core 1GHz NovaThor U8500 processor. Other specs of the phone include 768 of RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 2,000mAh battery, and of course the built-in 15 lumens projector.
As for its availability, UK folks can now get their hands on the Galaxy Beam from Expansys, where it is being sold for £394.99. They don’t seem to stock much of the phone-slash-projector, though. So you may have to fight it out with other 1-2 interested buyers who wish to have a projector handy wherever they go. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Beam is set to hit stores in Singapore on July 7. The phone is expected to retail for S$648, which is about US$510.
If you’re in the US, last we heard the Galaxy Beam already made its required stop at FCC back in April and it’s possibly heading to AT&T.
So, do you see yourself using the Samsung Galaxy Beam?