The tiny projector (check out the pics below) will show an image up to 50 inches wide and even though the model we saw had been projecting all day, it surprisingly wasn’t too hot.
Running Android 2.1 topped out with TouchWiz, the i8520-numbered handset features a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen.
There’s no word on battery life, which we’d imagine would be pretty poor when projecting.
You might previously have heard about the Beam under its codename, Halo. Our Samsung demo dude seemed to think we’d be getting it in Europe late in the year, possibly the Autumn.
The screen is so bright – the new Wave also has such a screen – and seeing really is believing.
However, the six lumens of brightness projection doesn’t quite live up to the billing and even in this darkened area it was hard to see the image properly.
But in concept the Beam is fantastic and we’re obviously just at the start point for pico projection phones.
It also sports a 5 megapixel camera and can record 720p video at 30fps. The phone is also capable with DivX and XviD video, so you can take your most recent download with you to watch.
There’s 16GB of memory on board and a microSD slot, too. As you can see, the model we looked at was firmly screwed down.
Samsung i8520 Beam SPECIFICATIONS: (Halo)is a mobile phones with unsightly projector add-ons or, at the very best, bulky projector housings that are seemingly slapped onto the top of the phone.The Samsung i8520 isn’t just an feature-filled Android phone, it isn’t just a projector phone, it isn’t just a smartphone with a crystal clear AMOLED display – it’s all of those things, rolled into one decently slick package.
The Samsung i8520 sports a 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera (720p / 30fps video recording), front-facing VGA camera, 3G data, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and of course the integrated DLP pico projector. It runs Android OS 2.1, which is awesome, but it runs Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI, which might turn some people away.
||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
||480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches
||– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Multi-touch input method
– Projector UI
– Scratch-resistant surface
– Handwriting recognition
||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
||HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
||Yes, microUSB v2.0
||8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
||Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection
||Yes, 720p@30fps, video light
||Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
||720 MHz processor
||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, RSS
||WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
||Stereo FM radio with RDS
||Yes, with A-GPS support
||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
||– Social networking integration with live updates
– Built-in WVGA projector
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk integration
– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.263/H.264/Xvid/DivX player
– Flash Lite 3.1
– Image editor
– ThinkFree Office Mobile document editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input (Swype)
||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1800 mAh
||Up to 630 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G)
||Up to 14 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 20 min (3G)
Mahesh( MGIT ECE 4th year )
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