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Smartphone maker ZTE has announced a new Android-based mobile projector at the Mobile World Congress 2016 (22-25 February) in Barcelona. Called the Spro Plus, this projector runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and succeeds the Spro 2, which was released this year in India and is selling at 74,990 (Amazon.in).

The key highlight is that it uses laser-projection technology, which is used to create light, instead of the conventional LED projection system. An LED projector generates white light first and then red, blue and green, whereas a laser projector creates these colours simultaneously. This makes laser projectors more power efficient and durable than LED-based lamp projectors. They also improve the performance in terms of colour accuracy and quality of visuals.

The Spro Plus is capable of projecting 80-inch videos or images from a distance of 2.4m. The native brightness of 500 lumens should be adequate for most home and office-usage scenarios. It supports both vertical and horizontal keystroke correction. Keystroke correction allows projectors to create a rectangular image even if they are not placed perpendicular to the projected screen. For audio, it has two 2.4W speakers made by JBL, a brand well known for its portable audio products. It also supports Bluetooth, which means users can pair it with a Bluetooth controller and use it for gaming.

The Spro Plus has an 8.4-inch AMOLED screen, with a resolution of 2,560x1,440p. This is much improved compared to its predecessor’s 1,280x720p resolution on a 5-inch display. It supports multi-touch and works just like a smartphone.

The entire package weighs less than 1kg, which makes it portable. It also has a 12,100 mAh battery and comes in two variants—Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi with LTE. The latter will provide support for movie and music-streaming services.

The ZTE Spro Plus will be available in June in some countries, though there’s no word on its price yet.

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