A projector? A Phone? It’s projectaphone!


Samsung may not be releasing an upgrade to its flagship Galaxy S series, but that doesn’t mean they’re not busy. They’ve already outed a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which is nothing but the same old Galaxy Tab, but with a Micro SD slot and ICS out of the box), and now they’ve launched the Galaxy Beam.

The stand out feature is, undoubtedly, the in-built projector. It also has a 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot,GSM quad-band HSPA+ connectivity and a 2000 mAh. The projector can work for roughly 2 hours.

There won’t be any ICS, though, since the phone launches with Gingerbread. And I don’t really see it upgrading to ICS, as there’s no mention of it in the press release.

Share the Fun with Samsung GALAXY Beam
Samsung’s projector smartphone offers unforgettable shared experience for playing multimedia content anytime, anywhere

Barcelona – February 26, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today introduced Samsung GALAXY Beam, the projector smartphone that allows users to display and share multimedia content anywhere on a large luminous projector screen.

GALAXY Beam lets users spontaneously share photos, videos or other digital media with family or friends by beaming content stored on the device directly onto walls, ceilings or improvised flat surfaces, so that everyone can share the fun without the need to huddle around smartphone or pad-sized screens. GALAXY Beam’s ultra-bright 15 lumens projector allows users to freely share life’s memorable moments instantly and in crisp clarity, even in outdoor environments.

“GALAXY Beam provides mobile freedom, enabling a unique shared experience around digital content for everyone—anywhere and instantly—from a smartphone as slim and portable as any on the market,” saidJK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

“GALAXY Beam is a device borne out of Samsung’s insight and innovation, demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to providing extraordinary experiences for consumers with products that let them express and fulfill themselves.”

Video clips, maps, business information, games – a whole range of multimedia content can be beamed instantly by GALAXY Beam on a crisp, high-definition projection up to 50’’ wide. The device features a projector-dedicated application which makes it easy to select content and activate projection in a few simple steps.

Add a dose of ambience or entertainment to a friends’ gathering by transforming any household room or outdoor deck into an instant mini home-theater, projecting full-screen video clips on a ceiling or wall for common sharing, at the touch of a button. Or capture your favorite holiday moments using the GALAXY Beam’s 5MP camera, then display a full photo slideshow to family members on a dining room wall while playing accompanying music straight from the device, so that everyone shares the experience.

For young users who depend on constant, immediate socializing of digital content and entertainment, GALAXY Beam introduces a new way of sharing. It becomes much more than a phone—a handy digital tool, deployable anywhere, which can add visual entertainment to a simple street gathering, set the mood for a small party, or simply turn life’s moments into something personally and immediately sharable. With GALAXY Beam, a birthday or anniversary party can be enlivened in seconds by sharing YouTube or Hulu music videos straight onto a ceiling or door. Likewise, students can collectively share videos or study-work in any dormitory room or student lounge, turning group study into a whole new interactive experience right from a desk table or from the palm of their hands. GALAXY Beam is also ideal for action-packed interactive gaming: Users can upload their own games or choose from over 1,000 games available via Game Hub, Samsung’s dedicated virtual gaming store, then project games to co-players or observers to turn gaming into an unbeatably interactive, shared experience. Additionally, GALAXY Beam is convenient tool for mid-sized business workers. An estate agent can beam images of candidate properties to customers as they tour them; or an architect can display draft concepts or designs to co-workers on the spot at a building site or public location.

Despite featuring a full built-in projector, the GALAXY Beam does not compromise on style or portability, measuring just 12.5mm thick and featuring an elegant, ergonomic design. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is powered by an impressive 1.0GHz dual-core processor, ensuring great versatility and a highly responsive user interface. An impressive 8GB of internal memory allows ample multimedia storage without compromises, and a powerful 2000 mAh battery ensures greater display power and content freedom.

The GALAXY Beam is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung GALAXY Beam Product Specifications


HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps 850/900/1900/2100


EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900


Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)


4.0” 480×800 (WVGA) TFT


1.0GHz Dual-Core Processor


5MP AF + 1.3MP / Flash


MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX


Recording/Playback: 720p@30fps




BT 3.0+HS, 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, MicroUSB, USB 2.0, 3.5mm Ear Jack

PC Applications

Samsung Kies 2.0


6GB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, MicroSD slot (up to 32GB)


64.2 x 124 x 12.5mm, 145.3 g


2000 mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Raveesh Bhalla

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  1. I’ll be the fist to say it. Can we have a projectophablet?

  2. 6GB RAM….?

  3. 6 gigs of ram?  Wow that’s just shy of my computer at 8 gigs.  I guess most of that is for the projector though… I’d be real curious how that turns out.

  4. Nikon makes a camera with a built in projector. I’ve heard it doesn’t work so well and it definitely doesn’t sell too well.

  5. It’s almost Q2 2012 and OEMs are still releasing phones with Gingerbread?? Why on earth do they DO that?!

  6. Sounds a bit gimmicky to me. As somebody already pointed out above, Nikon apparently has a camera with a projector, thats not very good, and isn’t doing very good either.

    Forget Projectaphone. I’m still waiting for my ToastaPhone, with a future update enabling my phone to butter my toast as well as make it!

  7. Neat feature but with last year’s hardware, pass =

  8. I probly wouldn’t have chosen the top of the phone for the projector placement. When ur playin a game, editing a spreadsheet, reading an article, etc etc, you usually rotate the phone to landscape for easier and wider viewing, don’t know how you’d hold the phone without covering the projector, idk

  9. There is no possible way this has 6GB of RAM…

  10. Wasn’t there’s projector phone a couple years ago?

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