The Samsung i8520 (also known as the Galaxy Beam, Beam, or previously Halo) is a 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 aka Ice Cream Sandwich is planned.