With a stylish metallic design, the now official Samsung Galaxy Beam2 seems like your average smartphone. But if you look at the top edge of the phone, you’ll see its key feature: a pico projector.
Whereas devices like the S4 Active and Note 3 are all about their respective waterproofing and stylus input features, the Samsung Galaxy Beam2 and its predecessor are noted for their built-in pico projector. Useful for presentations, this projector supports up to WVGA resolution and uses background color correction. Dedicated apps that utilize the projector are also bundled within the phone.
Samsung Galaxy Beam2 Specs
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.66-inch TFT LCD (480×800 WVGA), ~200ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, with LED flash
- Front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G, HSDPA
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 134.5 x 70 x 11.64mm
- Weight: 165g
- 2600mAh battery
The smartphone aspect of the Samsung Galaxy Beam2, on the other hand, is nothing to brag about. Specs put the phone somewhere in the mid-range category: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 5-megapixel camera, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. It’s not that bad, but not that good either.
The Beam2 is currently available in China, with no word on an international launch.
[Source: Samsung China]