Samsung Unveils Galaxy Beam, Note 10.1
Samsung on Monday took the wraps off the Samsung Galaxy Beam at Mobile World Congress (MWC). The new Android-based smarpthone features a pico projector for projecting content and presentations onto just about any available surface.
The 12.5mm thick Glaxay Beam comes running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 megapixel camera, 2000 mAh battery and 8 GB of internal storage.
The Beam lets users share photos, videos or other digital media by "beaming" content stored on the device directly onto walls, ceilings or improvised flat surfaces. The Galaxy Beam packs a 15 lumens projector that can push images up to 50 inches wide.
“Galaxy Beam provides mobile freedom, enabling a unique shared experience around digital content for everyone—anywhere and instantly—from a smartphone as slim and portable as any on the market,” said JK Shin, president of IT & mobile communications division at Samsung, in a statement.
Samsung also announced the Galaxy Note 10.1, which appears as a mashup of the company's recently announced Galaxy Note smarpthone and the popular Galaxy Tab line of slate devices.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a 10-inch tablet that features the S Pen stylus tool included with the original 5-inch Galaxy Note. The stylus tool, which is a product of Wacom, allows users to mark up maps, pictures and take hand-written notes on the device.
The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and HSPA+ connectivity.
Samsung did not release exact pricing or availablity for either the Note 10.1 or the Samsung Beam.