Mobile World Congress 2012 hasn't even officially kicked off and Samsung is already on fire with their announcements. First up was their 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 2 and now they have unveiled a smartphone/mobile projector combo called Samsung Galaxy Beam. Samsung's press release highlights the possible scenarios in which you can use the projector.
With GALAXY Beam, a birthday or anniversary party can be enlivened in seconds by sharing YouTube or Hulu music videos straight onto a ceiling or door. Likewise, students can collectively share videos or study-work in any dormitory room or student lounge, turning group study into a whole new interactive experience right from a desk table or from the palm of their hands.
GALAXY Beam is also ideal for action-packed interactive gaming: Users can upload their own games or choose from over 1,000 games available via Game Hub, Samsung’s dedicated virtual gaming store, then project games to co-players or observers to turn gaming into an unbeatably interactive, shared experience. Additionally, GALAXY Beam is convenient tool for mid-sized business workers. An estate agent can beam images of candidate properties to customers as they tour them; or an architect can display draft concepts or designs to co-workers on the spot at a building site or public location.
In regards to specs, they are what's to be expected in a mid-range device. The handset is powered by a 1.0GHz Dual-Core Processor, 5MP AF camera + 1.3MP front shooter, 768M
B RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, 768MB RAM + 8GB Internal Memory, MicroSD slot (up to 32GB) and a 2000 mAh battery. Packing large batteries in their handsets seems to be a trend moving forward with Samsung.Much to the dismay of many, the handset will be launching with Gingerbread 2.3.
Is the projector a little too gimmicky or will it be useful? Sound off.