Samsung announces Galaxy Beam GT-I8520 projector phone

Samsung
Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced
that the
world’s first smart projector phone Samsung Galaxy Beam (Model:
GT-I8520) will
be available to StarHub customers from July 17, 2010. StarHub will be
the first
in the world to introduce Galaxy Beam in Singapore, which is set to
illuminate
the future of smartphones with its built-in Pico Projector coupled with
power-packed features and a crystal clear Super AMOLED display.

“StarHub is pleased to be
the first
operator globally to launch Samsung Galaxy Beam, a highly innovative,
world’s
first Smart Projector Phone. The Android platform has been gaining
ground in
many smartphone markets worldwide and the Galaxy Beam marries exciting
features
such as StarHub’s mobile TV app, offering projection of a mobile TV
programme on
the wall. This unique smartphone also allows business customers to
display
presentations on the wall during business discussions,” said Mr Ng Long
Shyang,
Head of Sales, StarHub. “Our collaboration with Samsung to bring this
world’s
first device demonstrates our commitment to be the leading mobile
service
provider by offering consumers an unrivalled immersive experience in
mobile
communications.”

Besides operating
Singapore’s most
advanced mobile broadband network with no-bill-shock mobile data
packages,
StarHub continues to be an innovator of mobile offerings to deliver the
most
immersive experience for consumers. Early in 2010, it launched an
enhanced
mobile TV application that works across all major smartphone platforms
to
provide a TV-like viewing of 24 premium StarHub TV channels on
smartphones. This
innovative mobile TV app will be pre-loaded on the Samsung Galaxy Beam.?
In
addition, StarHub customers can use MobiClip, a mobile web video search
service
to easily search and stream videos found on user-content generated sites
like
YouTube and MetaCafe directly on their mobile phone.? MobiClip is
accessible
from StarHub’s Gee! mobile site.

The built-in multimedia
projector on
the Samsung Galaxy Beam allows customers to share fun moments
intuitively with
family and friends, such as watching National Geographic Channel or
Disney
Channel, browsing photo albums, as well as streaming YouTube or MetaCafe
videos
together through MobiClip.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam’s
highly
responsive 3.7-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display will further enhance the
mobile
experience, delivering ultra-brilliant and clear images whilst offering a
viewing experience second to none. With the Android powered Galaxy Beam,
consumers will receive an integrated and heightened multimedia
experience on
Singapore’s smartest mobile broadband network with StarHub.??

World’s
first
smartphone with built-in projector and brilliant Super AMOLED screen

The Samsung Galaxy Beam,
first
unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in February this year, is
designed to
provide users with a rich mobile web experience and best-of-class
multimedia
features. Packed with a built-in Texas Instruments Pico projector,
8-megapixel
camera and multi video codec support, the Galaxy Beam offers consumers
the
capability to switch between entertainment and professional mode easily.
With a
projection screen size of 5 to 50-inches, the Galaxy Beam toggles
between a
personal home theater system to a portable business projector to suit
every
need.

“The Galaxy Beam combines
the best
of both worlds, offering users the technological capabilities and
features to
enjoy entertainment and work functions on a smartphone – now with an
enhanced
experience thanks to the built-in projector feature. We believe the
Samsung
Galaxy Beam will capture the imagination of users who demand the option
of
either enjoying their favourite media files on their Super AMOLED
screens or
projecting them to share with friends and colleagues. The Galaxy Beam
will bring
us one step further to achieving our vision of providing a smartphone
for every
lifestyle, in order to drive the mass adoption of smartphones,” said Mr
Sung-Hyun Moon,Managing Director, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd

Android
Market
applications, Social Hub and Calendar features for simple and integrated
access

Powered by Android 2.1, the Galaxy Beam
enjoys a
variety of applications from the Android Market, which allows users to
extend the
benefits and excitement of their smartphone experience. Users also have
access
to Google mobile services such as
Google
Search, Gmail, and Google Maps.

Multi-tasking is a breeze
with
Galaxy Beam smart applications, which allow users to update social
networking
accounts like Facebook, check emails, listen to music and send messages
without
having to open and close applications. Users can stay connected with
social
networks through Samsung’s Social Hub and Social Calendar,
which offers convenient, single-point access to all email accounts,
calendars
and personal contacts. The impressive battery life offers users up to 7
hours of
continuous talktime and 530 hours of standby time.

Value-Packed
Starhub Price Plans for the Samsung Galaxy Beam

The Samsung Galaxy Beam
will be
available at all StarHub Shops and selected Exclusive Partners’ outlets
from  July 17, 2010, from as low as $0, on selected price plans.

Items

3G
SmartSurf

100

3G
SmartSurf

300

3G
SmartSurf
700

3G
SmartSurf

Unlimited

Monthly
Subscription

(w/GST)

$38

$58

$98

$205

Voice
credit
(mins)

100

300

700

2000

SMS/MMS credit

500

500

500

2000

Data credit
(GB)

12

12

12

Unlimited

Samsung
Galaxy
Beam Pricing

$398

$198

$0

$0

Galaxy
Beam
(I8520) Product Specifications

Network

 HSUPA 5.76 Mbps / HSDPA
7.2Mbps

 3G (900 / 1900 / 2100
MHz)

 EDGE, GPRS

 GSM Quad Band (850 / 900 /
1800 /
1900 MHz)

OS

 Android 2.1

Display

 3.7” WVGA SUPER
AMOLED

Camera

 8.0 mega-pixel Camera +
Auto focus
with Flash (Front: VGA)

Video

 MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV,
DivX,
Xvid

Audio

 MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,
WMA

Value-added
Features

 Integrated Messaging
‘Social Hub’
(basic)

 Android Market for more
applications and contents

FM
Radio

 Augmented Reality with
Layar
Reality Browser

 SMS/ MMS/ Email/ Exchange
ActiveSync

Sensor:
Accelerometer, Proximity

 Offline & No SIM Mode,
Handwriting Recognition: English & Simplified Chinese

 RSS Reader, Mobile Widgets

Connectivity

 Bluetooth Technology v
3.0

 USB v2.0 (High-Speed)

 Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

 AllShare (DLNA)

 Mobile AP (wireless
Internet
tethering)

 TV Out

 GPS

Memory

 4Gb + 2Gb + 1Gb + 16Gb
MoviNAND

Size

 123 x 59.8 x 14.9 mm,
155g

Battery

1800
mAh

Talktime:
7 hours (3G)

Standby:
530 hours
(3G)

 

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