The Samsung i8520 also known as the Galaxy Beam is a smartphone produced by Samsung. Its main feature is a built-in DLP WVGA projector that is able to project images at up to 50 inches (1,300 mm) in size at 15 lumens. And as per the sources Samsung Mobile has started taking pre-orders for its Galaxy Beam in India at Samsung India’s e-store with the full payment of Rs 29,900.
Samsung Galaxy Beam was expected to launch the device for sale in South West Asia in May 2012, but it’s been postponed. But due to the increasing demand the company is on the edge of releasing the device in the domestic market soon.
Size and Display
The dimensions of the mobile are 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm and weight 145.3 g. Built-in HD projector and Touch-sensitive controls are the two additional qualities. The unlocked cell phone also comes with 4.0 inches wide screen that has 480 x 800 pixels resolutions and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours. 5 MP rear camera with LED flash.
Galaxy Beam is powered by Android and it takes the advantage of the version Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) which is used in most of the Android supported mobiles these days with the powerful Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor.
Galaxy Beam has the high quality resolutions 5 MP with 2592 x 1944 pixels and having special features such as Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection. Secondary camera with 1.3 MP enables the video calling possible
Galaxy Beam runs with both of the networks, that is, 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), and 3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100)
Galaxy Beam comes with 8 GB storage and 768 MB RAM internal memory space. This phone also comes with an extendable memory up to 32 GB via microSD card slot.
The phone also offers local Wi-Fi connectivity, e-mail, and web browsing, as well as containing a built-in GPS receiver.
Samsung I8530 Galaxy Beam at a glance:
Built-in 15-lumen nHD projector
General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G with HSPDA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
Dimensions: 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm, 145.3g
Display: 4.0″ 16M-color TFT capacitive touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels
CPU: Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400 GPU
Memory: 768 MB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD card slot
OS: Android OS, v2.3.6 Gingerbread with TouchWiz 4.0
Camera: 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash; face detection, geo-tagging; 1.3MP front-facing camera
Video recording: 720p video recording
Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery: 2,000 mAh
Misc: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, Swype text input, Polaris Office document viewer/editor