Samsung i8520 Beam, your pico projector working
The Mobile World Congress ended and we reviewed the most outstanding presentations, but on successive days, very interesting information and content have appeared, among them we could highlight those that have to do with the Samsung i8520 Beam, the most complete mobile of the Korean company.
For me it has been one of the most important phones at the fair, not because it is going to become a best seller, or because it has a spectacular design, but because of the compendium of technology that brings together in the same device. I would like to share with you a video and some information about the innovative pico projector that it incorporates.
Apart from the official information that we offered you in his presentation, we know little more about the phone, eclipsed by the media by his little brother Samsung Wave and in regards to Android by the HTC terminals. Investigating a little on the net I found the aforementioned video in which you can see the operation of the pico projector:
As you can see in the video we also have the opportunity to verify that the customization of the interface that Samsung has made for Android 2.1 looks, it takes an almost identical aspect to what we can see in bada, the Samsung Wave operating system.
These similarities are due to the fact that both will share TouchWiz 3.0 as a user interface, and I am sure that we will see it from now on in the new Android terminals that the Korean company brings to the market.
Returning to the pico projector, we will say that it is a development of Texas Instruments with its proven DLP technology. The operation, according to the tests, seems to be really good, and it has a brightness of 6 lumens, which seems low to me, but it is what I have been able to read in electronista.
We do not know the state of development of the software that is in charge of the projection tasks, but in the demonstration we can see that it always shows on screen the same thing that it is projecting, although it is possible to deactivate the screen if we so decide.
Another detail that we cannot see in the video, but that I have had the opportunity to read in other media, is the possibility of connecting the camera of the device and projecting what we are taking with it. Although at first we do not see practical uses of this functionality, I am sure that they have included it with some interesting intention.
The rest of the known specifications are at a level above the average, first of all by an impressive 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen (Wvga), and an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and the ability to record 720p video at 30 frames per second. We also find a front unit, with quality VGA, for video calls.
Many details remain to be revealed about the curious pico projector, and the real autonomy of the device, which despite the 1800mAh of the battery, may be somewhat short. What I have no doubts about is the durability of DLP technology, I think we will change our mobile before the projector goes to better life.