The Beam is called thus because it has its own built-in pico projector that lets you project photographs or videos onto flat surfaces like walls or even the ceiling.
On the work front, this phone is quite handy to show your team materials such as slides, creative designs or even documents and spreadsheets, to elicit their views.
The Beam can be just as handy when you are amongst a group of friends, showing off pictures from your latest trip to Machu Picchu or perhaps the Carnival at Rio de Janeiro. Do remember, though, that when you’re projecting pictures on to a wall, other people may be watching too.
The Beam is believed to be capable of displaying images of up to 50 inches wide. The 2012 version of the Beam was on display at the Mobile World Congress 2011. It has a 4 inch screen (the 2010 version had a 3.7 inch screen). The 2012 model has a 15 lumen projector, while the 2010 model had only a 9 lumen projector.
The Beam has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 8GB of internal memory. It is powered by a 2000 mAH battery.
Although details of its release and pricing are not yet available, it is expected that the new Galaxy Beam will be available in more countries. To put things in perspective, the 2010 Beam was meant only for the Singapore market.