Firm introduces new projector smartphone
Electronics manufacturer Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Beam, a 'projector smartphone' that enables users to display multimedia content on ceilings or walls.
It has a projector built in to the top of it, which lets people beam photos, videos and so on directly onto flat surfaces like ceilings or walls. The Beam's 15 lumens projector should ensure good visibility even outdoors and it can project images up to 50-inches wide.
The device comes with a dedicated app for the projector to make it easy to select and beam content in just a few steps.
Simon Stanford, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division, said: “The Samsung Galaxy Beam gives people freedom to share what’s important to them instantly with friends and family. With the Galaxy Beam, people can share content from their smartphone with people around them, using it like a pocket projector to create shared experiences – whether that’s watching movies, sharing holiday snaps or a spontaneous presentation.”
The firm points out that the projector smartphone should be useful in a number of situations, from watching video on the ceiling, viewing holiday pics as a slide show, or sharing work among students.
The Galaxy Beam measures 12.5mm thick, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, powered by a 1.0GHz dual-core processor. It has 8GB internal memory and a 2000 mAh battery.