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ZTE has a hotspot and projector in one small package

ZTE has a hotspot and projecto...
ZTE's new device on display at CES (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
ZTE's new device on display at CES (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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ZTE's new device on display at CES (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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ZTE's new device on display at CES (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
The onboard pico-projector has a native resolution of 1,280 x 720 and is able to project content up to 120 inches (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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The onboard pico-projector has a native resolution of 1,280 x 720 and is able to project content up to 120 inches (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
Up to eight devices can connect to the device at once, to access the high-speed LTE 4G connection (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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Up to eight devices can connect to the device at once, to access the high-speed LTE 4G connection (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
It’s a fairly compact device, measuring 5.1 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches (12.9 x 13.2 x 3.81 cm) (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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It’s a fairly compact device, measuring 5.1 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches (12.9 x 13.2 x 3.81 cm) (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
The Spro 2 packs a fair amount of power, running on a 2.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with Adreno 330 graphics (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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The Spro 2 packs a fair amount of power, running on a 2.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with Adreno 330 graphics (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
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The Spro 2 is versatile, compact multi-function smart projector from ZTE. Running on Google's Android OS, it offers both mobile hotspot and portable projector functionality in a compact, aesthetically-pleasing package.

Internally, the Spro 2 packs a fair amount of power, running on a 2.1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with Adreno 330 graphics. There's a 5-inch touchscreen on board to interact with the device, which runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and packs a 6,300-mAh battery. The design is simple yet attractive, and it's also fairly compact, measuring just 5.1 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches (12.9 x 13.2 x 3.81 cm).

The device's pico-projector has a native resolution of 1,280 x 720, and is able to project content up to a screen size of 120 inches, with a brightness of 200 lumens. The fact that the smart projector runs on Android allows users to access the wealth of content available through the Google Play Store, as well as media apps such as Netflix.

The Spro 2 packs a fair amount of power, running on a 2.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with Adreno 330 graphics (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)
The Spro 2 packs a fair amount of power, running on a 2.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor with Adreno 330 graphics (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag)

Aside from its appeal as a projector, the Spro 2 is also a mobile hotspot. Up to eight devices can connect to the device at once to access the high-speed LTE 4G connection. Devices can connect to the smart projector via Bluetooth, or through the integrated HDMI or USB 3.0 ports.

The company has yet to announce specific details regarding a price point and release date for the Spro 2, but it has confirmed it will be available in 2015 from major US wireless carriers.

Source: ZTE

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3 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
I think it won't be cheap but will definitely be useful. I think it would be great for camping or used in small houses or apartments or for travelling.
S Michael
Wont be cheap... How about out of this world costly for no reason. You can keep it.
Nostromo47
Projectors have always come with sticker shock prices. I'm sure there is a market for this device, but not for us regular folks. Too bad.