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Samsung Beam i8520
Manufacturer Samsung
Compatible networks HSDPA (3.5G), Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Availability by country July 2010
Successor Samsung Galaxy Beam I8530
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 123 × 59.8 × 14.9 mm
Weight 156 g
Operating system Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
System on chip TI OMAP 3440
CPU 720 MHz ARM Cortex-A8
GPU PowerVR SGX530
Memory 384 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 16 GB internal, microSD expandable up to 32 GB
Removable storage microSD, microSDHC
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1800 mAh
Data inputs Touchscreen
Display 480×800 px, 3.7 in (252 ppi), Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Rear camera 8 megapixels (3264×2448), autofocus, image stabiliser, video (720p@30 frame/s), LED flash, camera geo-tagging, auto-panorama shot, face, smile and blink detection
Front camera VGA video call (front)
Connectivity microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 with A1DP, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
SAR 0.62 W/kg

The Samsung i8520 (also known as Beam, or previously Halo) is a projector-enabled smartphone produced by Samsung. Its main feature is a built-in DLP WVGA projector that is able to project images at up to 50 inches (1,300 mm) in size at 15 lumens. The i8520 also contains an 8-megapixel camera, that can be used along with the projector to allow the user to project directly what is in front of the camera (similar to the action of an overhead projector). The camera is also able to record HD video at a resolution of 720p at 30 frame/s. The phone also offers local Wi-Fi connectivity, e-mail, and web browsing, as well as containing a built-in GPS receiver. It was released initially in Singapore on 17 July 2010 with the carrier StarHub.


In February 2012 the i8530 Galaxy Beam was presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It has a 15 lumens projector inside and 8GB of internal memory. the phone is 12.5mm thick and weighs 145.3 grams. It will run Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, has a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor. An update to the newer version of Android 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich is planned.[1][2]

Other features[edit]

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Integrated DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine)
  • Social networking integration with live updates
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail
  • YouTube, Google Talk integration
  • MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • MP4/H.263/H.264/Xvid/DivX player
  • Image editor
  • TV out
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • T9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Beam: play smartphone games on a 50in screen Guardian. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  2. ^ Mobile Projector: Samsung Galaxy Beam in a brief test (german), Netzwelt. Retrieved March 2, 2012.

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