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