It was a wee bit more than two years ago that Samsung announced a smartphone with a built-in projector, calling it the Samsung Galaxy Beam for obvious reasons. I suppose that the idea of such a handset was this – if smartphones with integrated cameras were able to work great and sell really well, why not try something else which might result in a new phenomenon? Unfortunately for Samsung, that particular idea did not really take off, and just how many people do you know exactly who tote around a Samsung Galaxy Beam? Well, Samsung might be making an attempt to prove the adage “if at first you fail, try again” to be true with the Samsung SM-G3858 that will build on its predecessor without breaking out of the mid-range mold.
The Samsung SM-G3858 was certified by Tenaa, and hence, this is where all of the information hailed from. Apparently, the next generation Galaxy Beam will arrive with a 4.66” LCD display alongside WVGA resolution, and it will run on a quad-core processor at 1.2GHz in addition to 1GB RAM. As for the operating system of choice, we will be treated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The sad part is, we do not have any kind of information available concerning the projector itself, although there is a rather noticeable bump which is located at the top of the device, not to mention the projector button that is located right above the Power key. In the past model, a nHD projector (640 x 360 resolution) saw action, and considering we are now in 2014, I’d be aghast if a newer Galaxy Beam model relied on old tech.