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Now for the projector phone

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Beam I8530 projector smartphone, which merges beam projector capabilities in a smartphone.

The Galaxy Beam has a built-in beam projector that gives users the independence to share content with their colleagues, clients and peers anytime, anywhere. With its ambience mode, the beam helps users customise to their environments and change the mood by radiating any image or video across a room. A smartphone that weighs only 145.3 grams the Galaxy Beam boasts an attractive, highly desirable design with contoured edges, a soft rubberised back grip and extra thin form factor. Through its ultra-thin design the device is optimised for portability, durability and convenience.

‚”The Galaxy Beam pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do and we believe that this product certainly demonstrates Samsung’s continued innovation within the smartphone market, both for the consumer and the businessman alike epitomised by continued investment in research and development,‚” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung. ‚”This phone is a sure indicator as to the future of smartphones – where built-in projectors will eventually become as commonplace as cameras- and at Samsung we are excited to be first to market with this functionality, offering consumers and B2B executives the convenience and seamless ability to share content with colleagues and peers.‚”

Fast, seamless downloads driving education

Supporting HSPA technology, the Galaxy Beam allows people to share content at twice the speed than they would normally be able to do, with little to no intervals. Additionally, the phone also offers local Wi-Fi connectivity and web-browsing which is ideal for students, where they are able to use these high speed connectivity options to research educational content and share it with their peers through the projection capabilities of the phone ensuring productive learning environments and sharing of knowledge. Furthermore, they are able to capture the best pictures and funniest videos in sparkling colour and clarity to share instantly with their friends, using the devices 5MP camera.

The perfect business tool

Through its projection capabilities the Galaxy Beam enables businessmen to share presentations, spreadsheets and other business related content with colleagues and clients without the fuss of having to plug into a separate projector or having to carry around heavy equipment.

The overhead projector mode supports enlargement and can project durable copy by projecting the images captured by the camera of the phone. The projector is also able to project images at up to 1,300 mm in size at 15 lumens ensuring that the presentation material is not blurred and is presented professionally.

Additionally, the long-lasting battery life of the Galaxy Beam allows users to have up to three hours of continuous play time for full-length conference presentations, live streaming of videos and of course for the consumer viewing of sports as well as playing games, without the need to stop and recharge.

‚”Globally, there has been much hype around, and demand for the Galaxy Beam I8530 and this has certainly filtered into the local market, where we are witnessing increasing demand for this product. As we continue to listen to needs and wants of the local market, we look forward to the continued growth of our smartphone range locally and believe that this smartphone is another way in which we will continue to drive this growth,‚” concludes Fleischer.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam I8530 is now available through local Vodacom outlets at a recommended retail price of R5 499.00.


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