Updated Samsung Galaxy Beam leaks

Back in the early part of 2012, we saw the first Samsung Galaxy Beam, an Android phone which happened to pack in a projector, one capable of throwing out a 32-inch image from smartphone to wall/screen. We were generally impressed, but it remained something of a niche item. However Samsung seems to have other plans.

The Beam isn't confined to history (as we presumed), it's actually an ongoing project. In fact, the successor to the original Beam has just appeared online.

It's officially called the SM-G3858 and has turned up on a Chinese website, with a listing in China's government database too. Gone is the 'sporty' styling of the original for a more typical smartphone look, but the 'bump' on the upper back does show the projector alive and well. It seems like that's a bump on a metal casing, but by all accounts this is plastic with a metal look. What we don't know is much about the actual projector, but we can presume two years on, things have been stepped up on that front.

As for the rest of the specification, it has a 4.66-inch WVGA (800x480) display, Android 4.2.2, a quad-core 1.2GHz chipset, 1GB RAM and a microSD slot with up to 32GB external storage. No mention of 4G, but that might be down to this being a regional model.

In fact, there's a chance it might stay regional too. The branding on this phone is China Mobile, begging the question as to whether this is an exclusive to that network / territory or not. We really don't know, but with a launch in China seemingly imminent, we would expect confirmation soon enough.

Source: Engadget

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