The second Samsung Android phone to feature a pico-projector, the Galaxy Beam is now available for free in the UK.
The unlocked variant of the phone has been available in the country since early July, and now customers can pick it for free on select plans. Carphone Warehouse
offers the Galaxy Beam
for free from Orange and T-Mobile on a £31 per month 24-month contract, which will provide subscribers with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of mobile data.
The device is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and packs a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a Mali-400 GPU and 768MB of RAM.
There are only 8GB of internal memory inside, but users can further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
However, the Galaxy Beam's main selling point is the built-in projector, which allows users to share all kinds of content in almost any way. The smartphone can beam content on to walls, ceilings or any flat surface.
Samsung also claims the Galaxy Beam's ultra-bright 15 lumens projector works perfectly even in outdoor environments. According to the company, “the gradated throw can reach up to two meters, and you can adjust sizing as you wish, up to 50-inch - as big as your TVs
In order to help with the huge amount of energy drain, Samsung
included a high-capacity 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide users with up to 760 hours of standby time or up to 20 hours of talk time (10 hours in 3G mode).
In addition, Samsung Galaxy Beam sports a decent 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
There’s also a 5-megapixel main camera on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording, as well as a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for self-portraits and video calls. Via