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  • jjj - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    i was able to gather some info,here and there, about the Beam.The projector is apparently a DLP by TI @ 15 lumens and 640 x 360 res,so trully crappy even by pico standards(ofc some sites are wrong at times so maybe things are a bit different).No clue about the light source but i think it's safe to assume it's LED.
    The SoC is said to be a ST-E U8500 so dual A9 and Mali 400 with HSPA.
  • jjj - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    also found this vid with the projector is use,not a very good one thogh http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detail... Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, February 27, 2012 - link

    Thanks for that, can you link to your source on the SoC? Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    So the miniprojector demands a larger minimum thickness.

    If a phone utilizes all of that thickness throughout the length of the device, then we get a larger battery.

    And if that's what it takes to get bigger batteries in smartphones, then I'm game. Bring on the projectors!
  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, February 27, 2012 - link

    The question is, will this also bring a price premium? These are still pretty ho-hum specs, and while users that ignore the projector will get great battery life, what about users that actually care about the projector? Thanks for the comment, keep'em coming. Reply
  • zenit55 - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    how about make something useful on a phone like a camera that works WELL in low light?
    Or battery that lasts longer than a day? Something that actually might be useful.

    Who in the world would be walking around projecting stuff with the phone, while probably wasting a ton of battery life in the process.
  • TrackSmart - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    100% agreed. I hope that future generations follow Motorola's lead with the Razr Maxx.

    Give us a slightly thicker phone with really long battery life. And upgrade the camera optics and sensor, too.
  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, February 27, 2012 - link

    +1 Reply
  • GeekBrains - Sunday, February 26, 2012 - link

    Jason, you mentioned in the article that the screen could be the same PLS screen as the previous Galaxy Tab. But in the comparison table you mentioned that the Screen is "10.1-inch 1280 x 800 Super IPS+"? Reply
  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, February 27, 2012 - link

    Fixed. It was the PLS screen. Sorry for the mix-up, just part of the challenge of keeping track of all of these specs. Cheers. Reply
  • medi01 - Monday, February 27, 2012 - link

    Glad to see SD slot has returned. Reply
  • flyguy29 - Friday, March 02, 2012 - link

    samsung giving in to pricing oressure and the crticism of cooyin Apple with the purposeful removal of sd card slots, mimicing thinness and proprietry 30pin. Reacting to the Kindle Fire to reinstate the SD card reader, not worrying abou thinness (maybe they are still mimicing Apple with the rumor of a thickness bump in iPad3), and lowering price (hopefully down to $299 for the 10.1), may be Samsung's hope to react to what consumers want: value over sexiness. Reply

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