Samsung Galaxy Beam

Samsung Galaxy Beam Review

Today we have the one and only Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone to show everyone. This isn't actually the one and only, as Samsung's released a phone with the same name in 2010. This is a new and improved Galaxy Beam -- just don't look into the light. What we have here is a decently powerful mid-range smartphone, complete with a 15 lumen bright Texas Instruments DLP (Digital Light Processing) pico projector. If you want to stream movies to the wall in your room -- this phones for you. Head on down for our full review.

Samsung Galaxy Beam available now in the UK

Remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam? If you're one of the select few wanting a built-in pico projector with your smartphone then Samsung has you covered. Last we heard about this little projector smartphone it was headed for the UK in July, and now it's finally available for pre-order for all 10 of you interested.

Samsung Galaxy Beam hits the FCC headed to AT&T

Samsung's second device named the Galaxy Beam is in the news again today. Unveiled back at Mobile World Congress the new Samsung Galaxy Beam complete with a 15 lumen pico projector was quite impressive. We haven't heard much since then but it has now cleared the FCC, possibly with AT&T radios on board.

Samsung Galaxy Beam pre-orders begin in UK

You love smartphones. You live in the UK. And you're a martyr to the 20-pound projector that you constantly carry around in your backpack. Congratulations, you're the perfect candidate for Samsung's Galaxy Beam, with its integrate pico projector - and you can reserve your unit now. UK web retailer Clove has the Galaxy Beam up for pre-order for £369.00, £442.80 after taxes. That comes out to just over $700 USD. Ouch. The release date isn't mentioned on Clove's website.

Samsung Galaxy Beam to hit UK this summer

If you hadn't already checked out the Samsung Galaxy Beam, it is Samsung's first device that combines a pico projector into an Android smartphone. Though a mid-range device, it is sure to turn some heads. We've just found out that it should hit the UK this July for £385 ($600). It will initially launch unlocked, but we should see it show up on a few carriers to allow subsidized purchases.

Samsung Galaxy Beam Hands-on

Earlier we got a somewhat subdued look at the Samsung Galaxy Beam, it was from a respectable distance - Sammy wanted to make sure and display the smartphone-pico projector in the best possible light. (Zing.) But later in this first day of Mobile World Congress we were able to get our hands on the device itself, and its unique properties certainly deserve another look. Can you find a reason to want an Android phone that's also a projector, and kinda looks like a walkie-talkie? Read on, and decide for yourself.

Samsung Galaxy Beam eyes-on

A press release doesn't really do justice to a device like the Samsung Galaxy Beam - you've got to see it with your won eyes to do it justice. And while we can't personally fly you to Barcelona for the debut of Samsung's Android smartphone-pico projector mash up, we can do the next best thing and give you some live impressions of the device. Samsung was nice enough to show off the Galaxy Beam - under some pretty ideal conditions, of course - and we were on-hand to check it out. First of all, the Galaxy Beam doesn't pull any punches when it comes to its integrated projector - the little phone's add-on is surprisingly bright and feature-packed. 15 lumens isn't anywhere near what you'd get with a dedicated machine, of course, but it's more than impressive from a device that's not much bigger than a standard smartphone. Point the Beam towards a flat surface - preferably one that's dark and neutrally colored - and you get a display that's big at up to 50 inches, but not overly sharp at 640x480 pixels. A manual adjustment ring helps to quickly focus the image. Samsung claims that the lamp on the inside will last a full 20,000 hours, i.e., much longer than the two-year life of your contract. But as cool a feature as the projector is, you'll have to settle for a decidedly mid-range phone elsewhere. 4.0-inch LCD screen, Gingerbread, 1Ghz dual-core processor and a yellow-on-black color scheme - all are decidedly under the high standards of most Android enthusiasts. On the plus side, the rubberized backing should keep the projector safe ,and the 2000mAh battery should keep it running for few hours at least. Though there's no mention of a time or date, Samsung assures us it'll be ready with a bevvy of accessories for the Galaxy Beam, most notably a portable stand. They also told us that an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is already in the works. Remember to check our Mobile World Congress portal for the skinny on all the new hardware. [gallery]

Samsung Galaxy Beam official with integrated Pico projector

We've heard a lot about integrating docked desktop modes into Android this past week, but here's a smartphone that packs its own external display. The Galaxy Beam isn't Samsung's first pico projector-phone combination, but it's the first running Android, so it's on our radar. The Gingerbread phone packs a 15-lumen lamp capable of displaying up to a 50-inch image into a body that's not too much larger than a standard phone, though the other specifications aren't anything to write home about. The Samsung Galaxy Beam was announced via press release prior to Mobile World Congress, which doesn't officially begin until Monday.