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Samsung Debuts Second Generation Beam Smartphone Projector

Samsung BeamJust under one month ago, Samsung released the Beam, a small smartphone running Android 2.3 that comes with a built-in projector capable of projecting a 50″ high-definition image. While its power may not be substantial, its ability to quickly project something directly from your smartphone has benefits, especially in a small meeting setting where you could easily post quick information directly from the internet.

What may surprise you is that this isn’t the first projector-equipped smartphone Samsung has released. The company released a very similar product back in 201o, also called the Beam. However, technology has advanced to the point where marketing a new, improved device is a viable business move for Samsung.

The Beam ships with a specific app completely dedicated to the integrated projector. The app is used to select certain content and activate projection in a few steps. But the projector isn’t the only thing the Beam brings to the table. The device is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and comes with 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The screen is only 4″ and has a native 800 x 480 resolution.

There is nothing too impressive about the Beam in terms of specs except for the rather surprising 6GB of RAM. A 5MP camera is also included for users who want to project their very own content whenever and wherever they want to that also records in 720p HD, which isn’t too shabby. Overall, the device is also very portable, only weighing 5.1 ounces and measuring 1.25cm thick.

The Beam will initially ship in Sweden in July for $570. Samsung did not immediately comment on availability and pricing outside of Sweden so keep your eyes and ears locked here for all the details.

Source: PC World – Samsung Returns With a New Projector Phone is news of, for and by SMBs!… The Small & Medium Business Magazine!