Samsung Galaxy Beam on sale in the UK


Handset that can share content on a high definition projection of up to 50 inches wide is now available from retailers including Carphone Warehouse

Samsung has launched its Galaxy Beam handset in the UK. It is available from retailers including Carphone Warehouse on Orange and T-Mobile tariffs, free from £31 a month on contract.

The Galaxy Beam handset is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Content including video clips, maps, business information and games can be shared on a high-definition projection of up to 50 inches wide. It  can project full screen video clips onto a ceiling or wall and features a projector-dedicated application with the aim of making it easier to select and activate projection.

Other specifications include a four-inch touchscreen, five megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded by up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Samsung UK and Ireland telecommunications and networks division vice president Simon Stanford said: “We were delighted by the hugely positive response we received from both customers and media when we first announced the Galaxy Beam at Mobile World Congress back in February.

“It’s the kind of device you won’t find anywhere else – a high definition projector within a standard sized smartphone – and is great for people who want to watch movies, show photos to friends or need to give a presentation while they’re out and about.”