Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 gets official with metal construction, built-in mini projector
Every two years, Samsung launches a new Android-powered smartphone that has a projector built-in. The first Galaxy Beam came in 2010, then we got its successor in 2012 (though that was confusingly still called Galaxy Beam), and today the Galaxy Beam 2 went official in China.
Samsung’s local website lists it now, and it looks like it’s going to be exclusive to China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier. The Galaxy Beam 2 comes with a metallic shell, lower-midrange specs, and, of course, a mini projector.
Spec-wise, we’re looking at a 4.66-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, microSD card support, TD-SCDMA (China Mobile’s unique flavor of 3G), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,600 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 134.5x70x11.64 mm, and it weighs 165 grams.
The projector only supports 800×480 resolution, so you won’t be showing anyone any high-res things on a wall, but we assume there is demand for something like this since Samsung keeps making these Galaxy Beams.
An international release for the Galaxy Beam 2 hasn’t been detailed yet, but it’s really only likely to make it to some other markets in Asia, as its predecessor from a couple of years ago.
Pricing is a mystery too for now, but with those specs it can’t be very expensive regardless of the unique selling point of the mini projector.