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Samsung Galaxy Beam Projector Phone Goes On Preorder For £430

The Samsung Galaxy Bean smartphone, the only mainstream phone that comes with a built in projector, has been put on preorder by Expansys for £430 although there is no current delivery date.

The phone has a built in 15 lumens projector strapped to it which, based on our previous encounters with a pico projector, means that can expect a reasonable display quality, albeit at a low resolution and with a rather small display diagonal (a few feet at most).

Still the Galaxy Beam managed to keep its thickness to a minimum at only 12.5mm and weighs only 145.3g. The rest of its feature list puts it firmly between the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S2.

There's a dual core Cortex A9-based chip clocked at 1GHz, 768MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a 4-inch 800 by 480 pixels capacitive display, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, a 2000mAh battery, a five megapixel camera with flash, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera and a microUSB port.

The Beam, which was launched at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and should be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when it launches.

Source : Expansys (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.