ZTE launches portable smart projector
ZTE has unveiled the Spro Plus portable smart projector as the successor to the company’s popular Spro 2, at the Mobile World Conference 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

The Spro (pronounced ‘ess-pro’) Plus is much bigger than its predecessor and doubles up as an Android-powered touchscreen tablet with a huge battery pack and a choice of either Wi-Fi or 4G LTE hotspot connectivity. The unit is said to combine the functions of a smartphone, tablet, projector, mobile hotspot and USB battery into one portable device, which can stream projected videos for at least four hours.

ZTE’s new device projects images up to 80 inches wide from a distance of 3ft, with a resolution of 720p. It features an 8.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560x1600 pixels with a WXGA projector resolution.

The Chinese manufacturer claims the new device will project using lasers instead of LEDs at 500 lumens. The company also said that the Spro Plus provides the ideal luminescence for either broad daylight or a darkened room. This contrasts with the Spro 2, which used an LED lamp.

The new unit comes in two versions: Wi-Fi-only, and Wi-Fi and 4G LTE combined. Both devices sport 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot for expanding the memory up to 128GB.

The Spro Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 801 (Wi-Fi-only) or 625 (Wi-Fi and 4G LTE) processor and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device can connect to the Google Play Store, too, so it can run apps like Netflix and project the latest movies and TV shows.

ZTE’s new device also has the ability to perform video conferencing with built-in sub-miniature microphones, an external camera and two 4W JBL speakers.

The Spro Plus is due to arrive later in the year, although ZTE has yet to reveal the price.

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