Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 was spotted last month on Chinese certification agency Tenna. The smartphone has now been officially listed on Samsungs website in China. Readers may remember the Samsung Galaxy Beam that was introduced in 2012. Well, Galaxy Beam 2 is its successor and carries the model number G3858.
The main feature of Galaxy Beam 2 smartphone is its integrated pico projector with WVGA 800 x 480 pixels resolution that produces bright and colorful images, better than its predecessor. However, other features of the projector are not available yet but it is generally observed that such type of projectors work well in a dark room and not so well in bright places.
Galaxy Beam projector had 15 lumen rating and could project 50 inch image at 2 meters distance. The Galaxy Beam 2 is an upgraded version and so it will have a higher lumen rating.
Apart from the projector, the Galaxy Beam 2 has a 4.66 inch TFT display, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, internal storage expandable to 64 GB using microSD, a 5 MP rear camera and a 2600 mAh battery. The device runs on Android 4.2.2 jelly Bean.
Samsung’s Galaxy Beam 2 is a mid range phone and is available on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA (3G variant) network. It has dimensions of 134.5 x 70 x 11.64 mm and weighs 165g.
Samsung must have perceived a market for such a mid-range projector-equipped smartphone in China, which it has released so many years after the Galaxy Beam. The device will be of interest to consumers who want a pico projector in their camera to show and share their photos and videos. There is no indication from Samsung whether it will launch the Galaxy Beam 2 in other markets.