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Samsung sees the light, adds pico-projector to phone

By Leigh D. Stark | 11:47 am 27/02/2012

What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do with a phone? If you answered “project an SMS or email on a wall”, you’re the target market for Samsung’s latest idea, with a projector-packing mobile phone unveiled at Mobile World Congress.

Featuring last year’s version of Google Android – 2.3, Gingerbread – the Galaxy Beam bundles in a 4 inch screen 480×800 screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 8GB storage, microSD slot, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and a pico-projector.

The projector features 15 lumens of brightness which should be enough for people looking to turn their living room into an instant YouTube cinema. You will have to put up with a thickness of 12.5mm for the smartphone, but that’s a small price to say for having a projector in your pocket.

No word on if or when Samsung will be bringing this to Australia. Until that day happens, everyone will have to keep crowding around your giant smartphone.

 

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