March 19, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
The Samsung Galaxy Beam was one of the most interesting gadgets to be unveiled at the MWC last month, as it is the first ever Android-based smartphone to come with a built-in projector.
Even though it probably won’t exactly be high-end (it features 6 GB of RAM, but only runs Android 2.3 and is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor), the Galaxy Beam has drawn some attention from technology enthusiasts all over the world.
For all of you who have been waiting for the Beam, we finally have something official about its release. And while this would usually be all good news, our particular story today involves a classic good news/bad news scenario.
The good news is that the Samsung Galaxy Beam will be made available in April, as it was rumored a few weeks back. The bad news, however, is that we aren’t talking about a global release, or at least not for the moment.
The Galaxy Beam will hit India next month and, most likely, a couple of other countries in Asia, but as far as the US and Europe are concerned, we still have nothing official. The smartphone/projector might come our way in June or it might actually never see the light of day in America and on the ‘’Old Continent’’.
In terms of pricing, the Samsung spokesperson which confirmed the April release for India didn’t give out any shred of detail, but rumor has it that the Beam will cost around 500 bucks off contract.
As a quick reminder, the Galaxy Beam features a built-in 15 lumen projector, sports a 4-inch WVGA TFT screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and features dual 5 MP/1.3 MP cameras. With 8 GB of on-board memory and a 2,000 mAh battery, the 4-incher measures just 12.5 mm (0.49 inches) thick and comes with a heck of a stylish and elegant design.