The official Mobile World Congress announcements will come at a fierce pace now – Samsung has started with the GALAXY Beam and the GALAXY Tab 2.
First, the Galaxy Beam is an Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered device that has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch display (480×800), 5MP camera and a 1.3MP front-facing camera, but the main feature is its projector. This can apparently display all types of media (pics, videos, stream videos) in “crisp, high-definition projection up to 50’’ wide”. Samsung is targeting those who are looking for another social avenue, the press release stated that this is perfect for those who want “constant, immediate socializing of digital content and entertainment, GALAXY Beam introduces a new way of sharing”. I was curious about the battery life as something like a projector on top of daily use would certainly see it depreciate fast, however, the GALAXY Beam comes with a 2000 mAh battery. No word on prices or availability, or if this will ever come to Canada.
Next, the GALAXY Tab 2. Another Android tablet, but this will pack OS 4.0 and will first hit the UK, then “launched in global market from March”. The Tab 2 will come in a 7-inch (already announced a couple weeks ago) and 10.1-inch model, available in 3G and WiFi flavours. Specs have it with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 3MP camera, VGA front-facing camera, Samsung ChatON, Samsung S Suggest, and overall dimensions are 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7mm with a weight of 588g.
Source: Samsung GALAXY Beam & Samsung Tab 2