During CES 2015, ZTE introduced a smart projector running Android called the Spro 2, and it is now arriving to buyers in the United States via AT&T. The device is a 2-in-1 projector that includes hotspot features and the ability to connect to a WiFi network, as well as an Android touchscreen built into the device. There are HDMI ports, as well, for connecting devices, but it can be used completely independently of a laptop or such by accessing content through the Android interface and streaming it over Wi-Fi or a 4G LTE network.
The idea behind the projector is that it can be used as a completely portable offering, operating on batteries with its own mobile network if needed and through the integrated Android interface. This allows users to slip it into a bag or pocket and take it with them to class or a presentation, or somewhere for an impromptu gaming session.
The Spro 2 offers 200 lumens of brightness and includes both auto focus and auto keystone correction. It can project a 720p resolution display that measures up to 120-inches. It has support for 4G LTE (through AT&T’s network) and dual-band Wi-Fi; up to ten devices can connect to it.
There’s also a micro SD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB, as well as 16GB of internal storage and both USB/HDMI ports. A 5-inch touchscreen is on the top of the projector, and it runs Android 4.4.4 with Play Store support. The entire unit measures in at 134mm x 131mm x 31mm, and it weighs 550 grams.
The Spro 2 arrives at AT&T on April 24 for $499 USD without contract.
SOURCE: Business Wire