World's first Android projector phone by Samsung
Bangalore: Samsung is coming up with its latest phone 'Galaxy Beam', touted to be the world's first Android projector phone. It is scheduled to release in July in Singapore. The rest of Asia and Europe should see its launch shortly after that. This comes in as another first from Samsung after the launch of its Wave S8500 which was the first smartphone to be powered by Bada operating system.
The Galaxy Beam, earlier called Halo, comes with a 3.7 inch screen super AMOLED display. It has a built-in DLP pico projector and runs with Android 2.1. The connectivity features of the phone include Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, Wi-Fi. It has also got TV out option.
Other regular features like camera, radio and video are present. There is a front facing VGA camera and 8MP camera that comes with auto focus with flash. It plays FM radio and supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX and Xvid video formats.
Weighing at 155 grams, the device uses 1800 mAh battery that gives 7 hours of talk time and 530 hours in standby.
As far as the evolution of cell phones go, the projector phones are most likely to set in a new trend in the mobile world. In late 2009, LG had come up with eXpo, a smartphone running on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS, that came with a removable pico projector. And with Samsung running the phone with the Android OS, it will be exciting to see the impact that the Galaxy Beam will create in the markets.