Samsung has taken the platform of the Mobile World Congress to unveil its newest pico projector phone, the Galaxy Beam.

The handset has a large four-inch screen that allows users easy control of the projector. The pico projector provides 15 lumens of brightness allowing for a high quality of display in dark conditions and is capable of displaying good images outside.

It can throw out a high-definition picture of up to 50 inches in diagonal size and has a special app that makes it easier for users to select compatible files from the 8GB of internal memory on the handset.

Simon Stanford of Samsung's Telecommunications and Networks division said that the handset was aimed at people who want to share their media with friends and family when on the go.

He explained, “With the Galaxy Beam, people can share content from their smartphone with people around them, using it like a pocket projector to create shared experiences – whether that's watching movies, sharing holiday snaps or a spontaneous presentation.”

The Android handset also has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, an SD card slot for memory expansion and a 2,000mAh battery.