ZTE Spro Plus amps up the concept of an Android projector
Jaime Rivera praised the ZTE Spro 2, an Android device that had an on-board screen as well as a auto keystoning projector. It looks like the product line was compelling enough to customers — up to 500,000 of them between the first two models — and to the company to update it with the Spro Plus.
The comparatively larger and more “professional” device sports an 8.4-inch quad HD AMOLED on-body display, two four-watt speakers enhanced with Harman Sound with Dolby, microphones that can register voice input from 5 meters away and has Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth, GPS and (if you elect for the right model) LTE antennas. Oh yeah, there’s also a 12.1Ah battery aboard, said to last between three and four hours a charge.
The LASER beamer shoots 1280 x 800 resolution output at 500 lumens with an distance-to-area ratio of 1.4 to 1 — at about 95 inches from a wall, the display would end up with a diameter of 80 inches. The maximum comes to 120 inches of screen real estate from 14 feet in distance.
The Snapdragon 801 is retained for service in one model while the other — we aren’t clear on which one — gets the new Snapdragon 625, but either way, RAM’s now up to 3GB. Storage is at 32 or 128GB and expandable by SD card up to 2TB. Android Marshmallow tops it all off.
If you care about colors, the Spro Plus has you covered in gold, silver and black. The Wi-Fi only version will see its US debut come Q2 while the LTE-enabled one is billed only for “later in the year.”