As someone who has owned the original Samsung Galaxy Beam projector phone for 1.5 years (Model I8520 launched in singapore only), I can tell you that a projector in a phone is a great thing. To not have a projector in a phone now would be like loosing the MP3 player or camera. A projector is far beyond a gimmick, I have used it alot over the last 1.5 years. Basically in a darkened room you have a 40 inch telly in your pocket. Mainly stream my media (movies / tv shows) from Computer HD to phone over WIFI and project onto wall in bedroom, Music videos in darkened room at parties, sharing of photos / videos / nights out with friends, Babysitter when all other televisions in house was being used, Hotels, bathtubs, footpath while walking, so many places, also super bright torch (and red camera torch for astronomy). However I am disapointed with the recently announced Galaxy Beam (2). First of all they should have given it another name to differentiate it from the very different model released almost 2 years earlier. Also when the original Beam was released it had top of the range specs. The new galaxy beam should be quad core. My older Galaxy beam has an 8 megapixel camera, why does the new one only have 5 megapixels? My Beam has superior loud clear stereo speaker quality. And why have they halved the internal memory to 8GB when my old Galaxy Beam has 16GB. I could not possibly have another phone without a projector and still be happy - because I would truelly know what I am missing, so I am glad that another projector phone has been announced. It just needs a spec upgrade (and a dedicated camera button)
The big thing for me is size..I love samsung concert hall setting but wave is bada but has led flash and 720p,,galaxy s has conceert hall 720p video but no flash,,sgs2 has it all but too big so besides galaxy W this is the only one that suites my needs without projector..The new S advance is stilltoo big..
There is one other thing and thats price,,if its too much i am going for galaxy W...The sgs3 will be another big beast i suspect so no good.
phoneaddict, 04 Mar 2012Gents,
Do you think I can play youtube vidoes directly with this phone via the projector or v... moreYes the projector should display whatever on the screen but the issue is that, the spacifications of the phone are not up to be called an upgrade for the galaxy s2, meaning lower camera, lower processor and older android OS.
you will be buying the projector mainly.
The other thing is whether if the projector's lamp gonna last long if the user was actually a projecting freack or why else will he buy a phone with backwarded spacifications that comes with nothing new but this projector wich is -to be fair- a WAW single advantage
I hope the stereo FM radio is their but just needs activating via a hack..Engadget has had a go of this and i think its a different kettle of fish compared to the old beam.Seriouly buying this as even if a forget about LED projector its an upgrade to last years galaxy s with dual cores and LED flash for camea ..The sgs2 is too big for me but this perfect and has good battery and super amoled screen..
Another Beam again ? So it is gonna be abandon again after a few months like the i8520 ? Not only it didnt get launch elsewhere beside Singapore n a few other countries , it's practically get "killed" by Samsung themselves . No more updates , no parts *projector light on it got a lifespam like normal projector* , etc ........ Being a user for i8520 , this is for sure something NOT to consider buying from Samsung regardless of how many successful phones being produced in between then and now . Who knows , history might just repeat itself .
i confuse about the Built-in HD projector is this projector can prolong their lifespan?
I think this is their second Galaxy beam. The first one came out before the Wawe or first Galaxy S. It had like around 700 MHz processor in it. So I think it's around 3 years ago.
just imagine if you cawatch any tv chanel on this phone! projector;)
I see another innovation that Apple will take credit for and have Samsung hand over all its development documents.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2012If the beam is powerful enough to have any real use and if the battery can cope with it... I w... moreyou can use it as a flashlight :). an animated one and customized as well! isnt that awesome? THANKS SAMSUNG!
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2012SAMSUNG GALAXY BEAM copied Sony Camcorder built in projector..Its not new for me copycat sammy!! LOLYou do know samsung made the beam, the sam time as the rist galaxy s?!
AnonD-44737, 02 Mar 2012i want to tell u one thing even a indian phn making company name spice have projector phn. it ... moreIf you're going to talk about first projector phone shouldn't you talk about this then?
considering it's an Aug-2008 release? This would put it quite a while before the one you're refrencing
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2012SAMSUNG GALAXY BEAM copied Sony Camcorder built in projector..Its not new for me copycat sammy!! LOLIn this world, every one is copy cat.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2012SAMSUNG GALAXY BEAM copied Sony Camcorder built in projector..Its not new for me copycat sammy!! LOLhttp://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i8520_galaxy_beam-3150.php
i don't think sony is the one came out with the idea. research before write anything stupid.
"In 2011 Sony released the HDR-PJ10/30/50 HD camcorders, the first camcorders in the world to incorporate a small image projector on the side of the unit."