When Samsung launched the new flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy s 3 they also introduced a new piece of technology called S Beam.
What it is
The short explanation is that it is a way to transfer files between two phones with a minimum amount of hassle.
How it works
By putting two phones together back to back you can easily transfer files between them. First of all you need two Galaxy s3 devices because the s beam only works on this phone as of jet. Hopefully more phones will get support for this technology soon.
Put the phones back to back
Hold for a second until they pair
Tap the file you want to share
Accept the transfer on the receiving phone
As soon as the transfer is done you can use it on the receiving phone
The S Beam tech works in a similar way as the Android Beam introduced on the Galaxy Nexus introduced in 2011. Samsung has developed it it further and allows your phones to bond instantly. Utilizing NFC and Wi-Fi Direct the function has been made better and faster. The whole process is achieved using just one press on you phone. Samsung claims it is the fastest and easiest way to share content with friends.
How fast is is
In a best case scenario using the Wi-Fi Direct the Samsung Galaxy S 3 can achieve speeds up to 300Mbps.
The speed may wary though as interference from other sources will influence the maximum speed you can reach.
To summarize it is a way to transfer files between two phones in a easy way without the need for cumbersome and time consuming setup.
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To see what Samsung themselves says about the S Beam check out the video below from the press release event in London. Skip ahead to 0:26.30 to go directly to the part concerning S Beam