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Samsung Galaxy Beam Going to Singapore’s Starhub July 17th

Just as we’d learned a couple of weeks ago, Samsung’s finally launching the long-awaited Galaxy Beam later this month in Singapore. Starhub will be the carrier to see the device, and that should be going down July 17th. For those that aren’t in the know, the Galaxy Beam is the first handset in the world with the pico projector built-in.

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It’ll have a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1 beneath TouchWiz 3.0, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus, a front-facing VGA camera, GPS, DLNA AllShare, plus more. They haven’t confirmed the device’s memory capabilities or which processor it’ll use, but we’re almost sure it won’t be Samsung’s dreamy Hummingbird they’ve been putting into their Galaxy S phones. Still, the Galaxy Beam provides quite the package that should end up in more than just a few hands in Singapore later this month for free (select plans) and up to SG$398 (no contract).

[via Samsung Hub]

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Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Beam forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Kevin

    What’s the possibility of hacking this for use on T-Mobile? The 2100 mhz band is shared.

  • Kevin

    I ask because this is the phone of my dreams. Fast, great camera w/ flash, Bluetooth 3.0, and check out that battery!!!

  • Kevin

    Also, throw in a large helping of Video Out capabilities (3.5mm jack, DLNA, and projector), wi-fi (n!), FM Radio,

  • Bob

    damn thing is 15 mm thick , wow talk about 15mm thick superphones in the era of 9 and 10mm superphones.

  • ari-free

    yeah it’s thicker because of the projector

  • Kevin

    But the G1 is 17.1mm thick, so this is slightly thinner. The G1 never felt bulky in my pockets, so this phone is still a winner to me. I’ll take the bulk,not because I care about the projector, I actually don’t (much), but because it puts in everything, whereas EVERY SINGLE US phone leaves something important out. (ie-missing flash, non-amoled screen, no video outputs, etc.) I’ll even take the smaller (comparitively) screen if it means I get my cake and eat it to.

  • cwalker30

    why couldn’t they put these feature’s with the vibrant>?>>?

  • Bobbin

    + 5mm = Mobile projector

  • Alvin

    @Kevin it should work fine in T-Mobile USA because currently I’m using T-Mobile’s Nexus One in Singapore. Same 3G band.

  • tagno25

    Source incorrect… It links to an article (“Grab the Cincinnati Bell Blaze for $99″) posted here on phandroid. it should link to http://www.samsunghub.com/2010/07/08/samsung-galaxy-beam-announced-in-singapore-coming-to-starhub-from-july-17/

  • blaze

    No it will not work with tmobile 3g inside the us! the 2100mhz band that tmobile has is only for when you travel abroad. there are 0 2100mhz towers inside the states.

  • me

    The 2100 MHz UMTS spectrum allocated in Europe is already used in North America. The 1900 MHz range is used for 2G (PCS) services, and 2100 MHz range is used for satellite communications. Regulators have, however, freed up some of the 2100 MHz range for 3G services, together with the 1700 MHz for the uplink. UMTS operators in North America who want to implement a European style 2100/1900 MHz system will have to share spectrum with existing 2G services in the 1900 MHz band.

    AT&T Wireless launched UMTS services in the United States by the end of 2004 strictly using the existing 1900 MHz spectrum allocated for 2G PCS services. Cingular acquired AT&T Wireless in 2004 and has since then launched UMTS in select US cities. Cingular renamed itself AT&T and is rolling out some cities with a UMTS network at 850 MHz to enhance its existing UMTS network at 1900 MHz and now offers subscribers a number of UMTS 850/1900 phones.

    T-Mobile’s rollout of UMTS in the US will focus on the 2100/1700 MHz bands.

  • u

    Try the demo set reponse a bit slow