South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has just launched a new handset on the market in Singapore, namely the Galaxy Beam (I8520), its first smartphone to pack a built-in pico projector. Running under Google's Android 2.1 operating system, the new handset should become available for purchase on the market from July 17 via StarHub.
The new Samsung Galaxy Beam (I8520)
was announced officially earlier this year, as the first Android-based device in the world to include a built-in pico projector. Through it, users would be able to project multimedia content straight from their devices. The projections would measure between 5- to 50-inches in size.
The specifications list of the new Android-based handset includes a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen that can boast a WVGA resolution, Samsung
's TouchWiz UI 3.0 user interface, an 8-megapixel photo snapper with auto focus, flash and video recording, a nice range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, Allshare (DLNA), built-in GPS receiver, a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 16GB of additional storage space, and more.
With support for HSDPA 7.2Mbps connectivity, TV Out, FM Radio, and more, the new mobile phone
can easily prove a great option for any mobile phone user out there. The Samsung Galaxy Beam measures 123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm and weighs in at 155 grams. The handset is powered by a 1800mAh battery that can deliver up to 7 hours of talk time, or up to 530 hours of standby time.
Starting with July 17, mobile phone users in Singapore
should be able to purchase the new device from StarHub. According to a recent article
on Samsung Hub, the wireless carrier should start displaying the handset come July 10. The price tag of this Android-based handset is expected to range from free to SG$398, depending on the price plan one would choose.