ZTE Continues to Build Mobile Projector Family

By Tom Allen
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ZTE introduced a new generation of its SPro mobile projector. The first of these was launched at CES 2014, and the second at CES 2015. MWC 2016 show saw the SPro Plus tablet, with an integrated DLP projector.

Like the SPro 2, the Spro Plus feature automatic vertical (manual horizontal) keystone correction and auto focus. The projector uses an LED light source (500 lumens), with 1280 x 800 resolution and a 1.4:1 throw ratio. It can throw an 80″ image from 2.4m. As for the tablet, it has an 8.4″ AMOLED display, with 2560 x 144 resolution.

A large battery is required to run both the tablet and projector: 12,100mAh, in fact. This is coupled with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (running Android), 3GB of RAM and between 32GB and 128GB of ROM. The tablet has full-size USB and HDMI ports, as well as SIM and SD slots.

ZTE will begin to sell the SPro Plus worldwide in Q3.

In addition to the SPro tablet, ZTE launched new models in its Blade series, called the V7 and V7 Lite. The Blade V7 features a 5.2″ display (1920 x 1080) and a metal body (3.5mm thick), with 2.5D glass. Android runs on an octa-core processor, with 2GB of RAM, and 13MP rear camera, with phase detection autofocus. This provides a 0.3-second autofocus. The front camera is 5MP.

An octa-core 1.3GHz Mediatek processor runs Android M. RAM is 2GB and ROM is 16GB, and the phone uses a 2,500mAh battery. It is a 4G model, and will be launched in the summer.

Set for a spring launch, the V7 Lite is a 5″ smartphone. It has a fingerprint scanner, app quick-launch feature and the same camera technology as the V7. Aside from display resolution (1280 x 720), the phone is the same as its larger cousin.

B2B variants on the S10W tablet and P7 smartphone were on show. The S10W will soon be available with a stylus, while the P7 will feature an optional dock. The dock holds a PoS printer, terminal, card reader and NFC. They will cost $250 and $400, respectively.