The Samsung Galaxy Beam Up Close
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is not an ordinary handset, it packs a powerful projector. This is Samsung’s second attempt in giving us a projector phone. The first one was released back in 2009 and is named the Galaxy Beam as well. However, this first projector phone never came out except in Singapore. This is Samsung’s way of entertaining Chilean miners. This handset was a huge success back in the day it was released, although to a chosen few only.
Come Mobile World Congress 2012, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Beam with projector module and it comes packed with 15 lumen and nHD with 640 x 360 screen resolution. This handset is expected to create a somewhat new watchable mobile experience even in low ambient lighting setting. You can also view a lot of things and in giant view as well. It can go big as much as 50 inches. Can you imagine viewing your favorite videos or movies in the absence of a big screen TV or your precious laptop? This is impossible before, but now the technology is here and Samsung finally did it for everyone to enjoy it.
Let us now talk about the Galaxy Beam’s form factor. The handset comes in with bright orange sides. This is sure to attract a lot of attention mostly if you are use to loud and striking colors. It is quite on a chubby side but comes in with a sturdy build. The phone is 12.5mm thick and weighs exactly at 145 grams. But to the phone’s defense, it is quite comfortable to hold with its ergonomic and tapered back. Samsung used patterned and non-slippery back cover build out of soft-touch plastic. You will also notice this slight bulge above the phone’s circular 5MP lens with LED Flash. This is also where you will find the phone’s 15 lumen projector.
So how does it work? The phone’s projector shows what is happening on your 4″ LCD display screen. It comes with 480 x 800p for its resolution. The actual display sports vivid and bright colors. Not to mention that you will also get excellent viewing angles on this handset. It comes with 223ppi for its pixel density. You do not have to worry about pixilation when it comes to this handset.
On the phone’s right side, you will find the projector on/off switch. This is located just above the phone’s power/lock key. There is also a volume rocker on the phone’s left side and the microSD and SIM card slots are located at the phone’s right side. With this, you do not have to pry open the phone’s back cover just to access them.
As you can see, Samsung made an excellent choice in giving us all the chance to own a projector phone. All we have to do now is to wait for it to hit the stores.