Welcome to the new addition to the Samsung Galaxy Family in India – Galaxy Beam. This smartphone with a built-in projector was unveiled this February at the World Mobile Congress 2012 held in Barcelona, Spain and now makes its official entry into Indian market.
Galaxy Beam GT-I8530 runs on the Android 2.3 GingerBread OS, though its anyone’s guess whether or when it would get the flavour of the season Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. Did you say JellyBean? Hmmm… that would be quiet a distant call for now, let the ice cream melt first.
The Samung Galaxy Beam has a 4.0-inch touchscreen with 480 X 800 pixels resolution and measures just 12.5mm thick, inspite of it being equipped with the pièce de résistance, a built-in projector.
This projector smartphone is powered by 1.0GHz dual-core processor. It packs in a 8 GB internal memory and an expandable memory slot of up to 32 GB. Galaxy Beam boasts of a front and rear camera with a decent 5 MP camera with auto focus and flash LED in the rear and a modest 1.3 MP camera in the front. As far as the video goes, you can shoot a 720p video recording. It also packs in a 2,000 mAh battery.
The device connectivity includes Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, microUSB, USB 2.0 and GPS.
The in-built projector uses a 15 lumens lamp that is capable of projecting a 50-inch wide high-definition image at a distance of 2 meters. So you can share images, video and digital content with others on a larger screen, which can be put in use both for fun as well as work productivity.
To enhance its utility value, Samsung Galaxy Beam also bundles in some specialized apps like the Ambience feature for various mood experiences and a drawing tool for presentations.
Samsung Galaxy Beam is available at Samsung India e-store for Rs. 29,900. You also get one free additional battery pack.