The last few years have seen a myriad of advancements in technological power for cell phones and their capacities, with everything from POS capabilities to bendy screens. But one common feature where every one of them leaves something to be desired is in the overall size of the screen, which obviously has to be small to accompany the phone. For years, phone engineers have been playing around with the idea of implementing a built-in projector for a phone in order to circumvent this problem and produce images that can be displayed fully on any available nearby flat surface.
Only recently has the design effort produced a satisfactory result, as previous attempts all resulted in a piece of equipment that was just too bulky and heavy to be realistically included along with a cell phone. Samsung has confidently jumped that hurdle with the proud announcement of the Galaxy Beam, a new, small, thin and lightweight phone which comes with a built-in, ready to go projector that allows users to project anything that their screen can show onto a larger screen or nearby surface, whether interior or exterior.
When looking down holding the phone in the palm of the hand, the projected image simply shoots out of the lens onto whatever surface is in the direction in which you’re pointing it(sort of like holding a flashlight.) If you hold the phone upright, you will end up projecting the image on the ceiling, so you will want to make sure that what you are bringing to your cell phone screen is something you will want to share with the world.
While there are others to follow, the Samsung Galaxy Beam represents the first mainstream phone to successfully bring to everyday customers enough of a high quality in-phone projection to be viable and marketable. The images it projects are bright, crisp and clear and the phone is replete with a 2000mAh battery to keep the phone from dropping the action, despite the extra demands made by the projector. The integrity of the picture remains intact up to being projected to around 50 inches in width. This feature represents a huge boon to video gaming, skyping and movie watching, just to name a few venues.