It was back in February that the world got their first glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy Beam as the mobile phone was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress. Fast-forward a handful of months and all the talk is of Samsung’s top selling mobile, the Galaxy SIII, meaning the Beam’s release has been overshadowed.
For all of you who were smitten by the Beam at its unveiling and were thinking of selling your old phone to make way for this unique handset, we have now been given a provisional release date of July 2012.
The Samsung Beam has been rolled out before but only in Singapore; this time around the handset is set for a full international launch. The handset is nowhere near the high-end specifications of the Galaxy S3, and is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S Advance in terms of what it can and can’t do.
The handset will come running the Android Gingerbread operating system and powered by a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor with 768Mb of RAM. It will feature a five megapixel camera on the back capable of 720p HD video capture, and around the front there is a 1.3 megapixel unit. The display is a 4-inch WVGA unit and all this is powered by an impressive 2,000 mAh battery.
It’s the handsets projector that makes the Galaxy Beam standout though, which is 15-lumens bright and can project an image of up to 50-inches at 720p HD resolution at 30 fps. There is also 8GB of on board memory that can be expanded via the micro SD card slot. Rival retailer Clove has the Samsung Galaxy Beam listed for early July with a £442.80 price listed, so there is a chance we will see the device in the next few weeks.
If you would like to get your mitts on the Beam when it hits these shores, make sure you investigate mobile phone recycling as a means of boosting your income for when you have to splash the cash. Selling old phones online to phone trade-in sites has become the best method for staying ahead of the technology curve without breaking the bank.