While Samsung's CEO J.K Shin shuns reports of "premium" metal-clad Galaxy S5 in the works, and once again gossip starts around the coming of first ever premium phone straight out of China, there is no stopping for the ongoing rumors about the Samsung Galaxy F series. The much hyped metal-bodied series is in the news again!
Back in 2012, in a bold move, Samsung announced the Galaxy Beam. The device had pico projector fitted inside; the concept was astonishing but it went unnoticed due to underwhelming specs.
In 2014, Samsung seems to have caught the attention of the team who had originally worked on the Galaxy Beam, and it appears that the second-generation Galaxy Beam 2 might be in the works. Believe or not, the Galaxy Beam 2 sports metal build and indicate a projector too.
The SM-G3858 is an unusual phone by today's standards. It has a bump on the upper back which opens up to a wide lens on the top. The device was approved by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center recently. Few pictures of the handset have surfaced online, indicating close resemblance to the original Samsung Galaxy Beam. The TENNA database also gives us an opportunity to take a peek inside the internal hardware of the forthcoming Samsung-made phone.
So far, the device seems to be a premium, primarily due to its metal-clad body. However, the same cannot be said about its unappealing specs. The Samsung SM-G3858 could be made for China Mobile (a popular network operator in China). The device rocks a 4.66-inch display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Under the hood, the phone comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. On the imaging front, there is a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a VGA quality front-facing shooter.
Currently, there is no word on the global availability of the Samsung SM-G3958 aka Galaxy Beam 2.
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