Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung Galaxy Series

Samsung are officially revealing the Samsung Galaxy Beam, Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 at CommunicAsia right now. The Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5 will be available in the European and Asian markets in July and the Galaxy Beam will also launch in July for Singapore customers. Here is a meaty quote from Samsung summarising the devices,

Introduced earlier this year at CES 2010, the Galaxy Beam, an android-powered mobile projector phone, is now launching in Singapore. The Galaxy Beam is the world’s first smartphone equipped with a beam projector along with powerful multimedia features such as an 8 megapixel camera, HD video recording & playing, and a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED WVGA display.

The Galaxy 3 (I5800) is the latest android-powered smartphone offered by Samsung, delivering a rich multimedia and social media experience. The Galaxy 5 (I5500) is especially targeted at the youth market, which wants to stay effortlessly connected on-the-move. Mimicking the well-known Corby design, the Samsung Galaxy 5 is the perfect fit for the style-conscious user.

Specification wise, the Samsung Galaxy 3 (I5800) offers Android 2.1 and a 3.2” WQVGA TFT LCD (240X400). There is a 3.0 Megapixel with Auto Focus and great connectivity options including 3G (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps), Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0  and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. There is 170MB of on-board storage and a MicroSD slot with 1GB included with the device and expands up to 32GB. There is a 1500mAh battery which should adhere to the following talk-times according to Samsung, 2G/15hrs, 3G/7.1hrs; Stand by, 2G/625hrs, 3G/517hrs.

The Samsung Galaxy 5 (I5500) also offers Android 2.1 but has a 2.8” QVGA TFT LCD (C-type) display. Similar to the Galaxy 3, there is a 3.0 Megapixel with Auto Focus and exactly the same connectivity options. I’m not sure if this is a typo but the Galaxy 5 is alleged to only expand up to 16GB via the MicroSD slot. We’ll have to look into that a little bit. It come with a smaller battery too, only 1200mAh.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.