Samsung Galaxy Beam Shines Tonight
It’s the middle of the night on a weekend. Naturally, it’s the best time ever for Samsung to introduce some of the brand new products it’ll be showing off next week at the Mobile World Congress, right? Of course it is. Yes, I know it’s probably working hours in Korea. Shut up. Samsung’s new Galaxy Beam Android smartphone is here to brighten your evening.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam looks fairly slick and carries a decent set of specs. If the name didn’t already give it away, Samsung’s new device packs a built-in projector and is capable of delivering a 50″ screen onto the surface of your choice. Specs on the device are pretty good: dual core processor, 5Mp camera, impressive 2,000mAh battery, and expandable storage. In what is most likely a typo, Samsung’s press release indicates the device packs an astonishing 6GB of RAM, but frankly I doubt that very much. Expect a revision down to the 512MB to 1GB range in the near future.
It isn’t all good on the specs front, though. The Galaxy Beam packs a paltry 8GB of built-in storage–somewhat forgivable thanks to the MicroSD support–but for reasons utterly unclear, it’s packing only Android 2.3. Why an as-yet-unreleased device, announced in the first quarter of 2012, would still be slated to launch with Gingerbread when Ice Cream Sandwich is readily available is beyond me.
We’ll probably learn a bit more at MWC, or when the guy who wrote the press release gets some coffee, but for now, bask in the glory of the Samsung Galaxy Beam!