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Samsung introduces value version of Galaxy Beam called Galaxy Music

Samsung has quietly introduced a new entry level smartphone called the Galaxy Music, which comes with a built in WVGA projector (9 lumen at 1W). It is also the first device we know of on the market that features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 240 x 320 display.

The Galaxy Music has a rear 3-megapixel camera with no flash, can record at WVGA resolutions (that’s 800 x 480), has a 3in display, SoundAlive technology, a FM radio with RDS, TouchWiz user interface, Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, Chat On, GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot and a 1,300mAh battery.

Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed when the device will go on sale and at what cost. There will also be a dual SIM version sold under the Galaxy Music Duos brand.

(opens in new tab)It is clear that Samsung is focusing on a younger audience by combining the ability to socially share videos and pictures with features like dual speakers and SRS.

Its bigger brother, the Galaxy Beam, was launched earlier this year (opens in new tab) and was the only mainstream smartphone of its type until now.

Désiré Athow
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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 ITProPortal.com 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.