Mobile World Congress is already kicking off in Barcelona and Samsung is the first out of the gate, announcing a new Android phone whose headline feature is an integrated HD projector.
The Samsung Galaxy Beam features a HD projector on the top of the phone, which converts this from a run-of-the-mill Android smartphone into a mobile cinema to share your photos or video with friends.
The HD projector is rated at an “ultra-bright” 15 lumens and can project HD images and video onto surfaces as large as 50ft, which should be big enough for most uses. As well as being able to spit out what is on your phone’s screen, content such as photos, videos and games can be shared using a dedicated app.
Aside from the unique projector, the Samsung Galaxy Beam is a decidedly average Android smartphone. It features a 4in screen with a resolution of 800×480 pixels, a 1GHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera on the rear and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front, 8GB of on-board storage expandable via a microSD slot and it will run Android 2.3.
We will be getting up close and personal with the Samsung Galaxy Beam during Mobile World Congress and will bring you our first impressions very soon .
For now let us know in the comments what you think of the Samsung Beam and if the in-built projector is a feature you want in a phone.
Make sure to check out our Mobile World Congress 2012 Round-up for all the latest news, reviews and rumours direct from Barcelona.