@SamsungMobileSA announced the availability of Samsung GALAXY Beam – the ultimate in mobile projecting

Share your vision with the GALAXY Beam, the ultra slim projector smart phone!

Samsung Electronics South Africa announced the local availability of the GALAXYBeam I8530 projector smart phone, which uses innovative technology through merging unique beam projector capabilities with powerful smart phone performance, enabling users to display and share multimedia content with one another seamlessly in both the business and education environments.

The GALAXY Beam has a built-in beam projector that gives users the independence to share content with their colleagues, clients and peers – anytime, anywhere.With its ambience mode, the beam helps users customise to their environments and change the mood by radiating any image or video across a room. A smart phone that weighs only 145.3 grams – the GALAXY Beam boasts an attractive, highly desirable design with contoured edges, a soft rubberised back grip and extra thin form factor. Through its ultra-thin design the device is optimised for portability, durability and convenience.

“The GALAXY Beam pushes the boundaries of what a smart phone can do and we believe that this product certainly demonstrates Samsung’s continued innovation within the smart phone market, both for the consumer and the businessman alike –epitomised by continued investment in research and development,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung. “This phone is a sure indicator as to the future of smartphones – where built-in projectors will eventually become as common place as cameras- and at Samsung we are excited to be first to market with this functionality, offering consumers and B2B executives the convenience and seamless ability to share content with colleagues and peers.”

Fast, seamless downloads – driving education

Supporting HSPA technology, the GALAXY Beam allows people to share content at twice the speed than they would normally be able to do, with little to no intervals. Additionally, the phone also offers local Wi-Fi connectivity and web-browsing which is ideal for students, where they are able to use these high speed connectivity options to research educational content and share it with their peers through the projection capabilities of the phone – ensuring productive learning environments and sharing of knowledge. Furthermore, they are able to capture the best pictures and funniest videos in sparkling colour and clarity to share instantly with their friends, using the devices 5MP camera.

The perfect business tool

Through its projection capabilities the GALAXY Beam enables businessmen to sharepresentations, spreadsheets and other business related content with colleaguesand clients – without the fuss of having to plug into a separate projector or having to carry around heavy equipment.

The overhead projector mode supports enlargement and can project durable copy by projecting the images captured by the camera of the phone. The projector isalso able to project images at up to 1,300 mm in size at 15 lumens – ensuring that the presentation material is not blurred and is presented professionally.

Additionally,the long-lasting battery life of the GALAXY Beam allows users to have up to three hours of continuous play time for full-length conference presentations, live streaming of videos and of course – for the consumer – viewing of sportsas well as playing games, without the need to stop and recharge.

“Globally,there has been much hype around, and demand for the GALAXY Beam I8530 and this has certainly filtered into the local market, where we are witnessing increasing demand for this product. As we continue to listen to needs and wantsof the local market, we look forward to the continued growth of our smart phone range locally and believe that this smart phone is another way in which we will continue to drive this growth,” concludes Fleischer.

The Samsung GALAXY Beam I8530 is now available through local Vodacom outlets at a recommended retail price of R5 499.00.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent businessunits: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, MobileCommunications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions,and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow JonesSustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

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