Samsung's Galaxy Beam Is the World's Thinnest Projector Phone

By Kat Hannaford on at

Who said projector phones were dead? Samsung's Galaxy Beam is slimmish for a phone, at 12.5mm, but bloody slim for a projector phone. In a hands-on session I had with it today, the 15 lumens bulb was bright enough to throw 50-inches of crisp, vivid video onto a wall, making it well-suited for entertaining kids / boring co-workers.

Given its main selling point is the projector, the rest of the specs aren't exactly top-line. The 4-inch WVGA screened-phone is only running Gingerbread; it only has a 5-megapixel camera, and it's only running off a dual-core 1GHz processor. 8GB of internal storage can be expanded with a microSD card slot, which will likely get a lot of use if you want to load the Galaxy Beam with a tonne of flicks. Battery life sounds stellar, with its 2000mAh battery.

On sale sometime in the first half of 2012, prices haven't been bandied around just yet, but it'll likely go for the usual £30/month contract prices.