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Samsung Galaxy Beam to hit the UK in June

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is expected to be arriving in the UK in June, Carphone Warehouse has claimed on its website. Little else has been revealed about the device's availability.

The Galaxy Beam, which is both smartphone and projector, sports a rubberised back and 4in touchscreen. It is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and ships with 8GB internal memory, which is upgradeable to more storage through a microSD slot. The 3G-capable handset also features a flash-enabled 5-megapixel camera, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel and an impressive 2,000mAh battery.

But perhaps more interesting is the Galaxy Beam's built-in projector. The 15 lumens projector, which Samsung describes as "ultra-bright", can reach up to two metres and can project images as large as 50 inches. The device also features an overhead projector mode, enabling users to magnify and project media and physical objects, as captured by the camera.

No word yet on pricing, but Carphone Warehouse is has made pre-registration available for those wishing to get more details about the device as they become available.