[UPDATE] Samsung Galaxy Beam available for pre-order in Europe + hits FCC in USA for AT&T
One of the most interesting smartphones to come in recent times is now available for pre-order in Europe.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam units can be booked for £430 (€525) a piece without a contract. Currently, there’s no details on when the device is going to be available, but if you want to secure your Beam, hit the source link for the pre-order page.
Using the Galaxy R as a base, the Beam is built around a 4.0-inch WVGA LCD screen and rocks a 1GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor and 768MB of RAM. The party piece, however, is the built-in projector which can display images as big as a 50″ TV at a 2-meter distance.
According to the folks from Engadget this mid-range business friendly device could be rocking some AT&T bands when it comes to the market. Previous reports suggested a mid April launch but we haven’t heard a peep from Samsung. Maybe they’ll formally announce it before the end of the month, but we’ll have to wait and see.
No US carriers have been confirmed but we could see this land on AT&T here shortly. For those uninformed the Galaxy Beam sports a 4.0-inch AMOLED display, 1 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and of course beams out from the top with a 15 lumen pico projector. They’ve equipped it with a 2000 mAh battery that should get a few quick presentations in, but nothing large or with a far range to project. Running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread the phone is decent, hopefully we’ll know more soon and can update.