Samsung has launched a new projector-equipped handset in South Korea – Beam SPH-W9600. As it’s not a smartphone, it’s not a device we want — unlike that sexy i8520 Beam (Halo) that was announced during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
We’re talking about a feature phone which rocks a 3.3-inch WVGA AMOLED (no Super-AMOLED?) touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, T-DMB mobile TV receiver, media player with DivX codec support, document viewer, Bluetooth and of course a microSD memory card slot. As expected (for Samsung phones), TouchWIZ is running the show, providing users with quick access to popular phone’s functions and key services.
In other words, we could think of the W9600 as a successor to the W7900 model, which also came with a built-in pico projector.
Price wise, the new phone will sell for 900,000 won, which is whooping $806. That’s through KT, which scored the deal with Sammy to sell this baby — though we doubt it will move many units at that price.