Is the rise of pico-projector phones starting? Samsung is having a second go at it with their Android-powered Samsung I8520 Galaxy Beam, which is going on sale in Singapore starting next Saturday (their first attempt was the Samsung i7410).
The obvious main attraction of the Samsung I8520 Galaxy Beam is the pico-projector with WVGA resolution. The device is able to project images between 5 and 50 inches in size.
But the rest of the Samsung Galaxy Beam is quite enticing too - 3.7" WVGA SuperAMOLED touch screen, Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0 running on a 800MHz CPU and a 8MP camera with 720p video capture (the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has only a 5MP camera).
The first carrier to offer the Samsung I8520 Galaxy Beam will be StarHub. They will show off the phone in some stores starting tomorrow but you'll have to wait until July 17 to actually be able to purchase. The price starts from 398 Singapore dollars (which works out to 228 euro or 288 US dollars), depending on the contract of course.
Great phone, tested it on Sat, going to pick it up today after getting the vouchers from the telco. Only disappointment is the processor which is only 720Mhz instead of 1GB BULKY though... will complement my HTC desire,, will chuck ...
I'd like to see more of these phone released in the U.S. Even the LG eXpo's projector module never really got distributed here despite all the promotions last winter What I'm really waiting for is a smartphone with a laser pico projector like th...
too bad it's only avail in Spore :P