Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Chinese Smartphone Features Built-in Projector

The specs listed don't match up to SONY's known PicoP engine, and there are few specs here.

Whether or not this is MicroVision's technology in here, it shows active interest in the concept that MicroVision will benefit from. 


It's not anything we haven't seen before, but it does appear that Chinese manufacturer Oukitel has a new handset that includes a projector, the Oukitel U7 Pro. Back in 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Beam offered a similar feature. The latter came with a built-in 15-lumen pico projector built-in, that could beam content to a 50-inch screen. Samsung eventually produced a sequel two-years later, the Samsung Galaxy Beam 2.

The Oukitel U7 Pro (we're guessing that Pro is short for projector) can be used during business meetings to project files on meeting room walls. At home, or while away, you can watch your favorite films on any wall. The image is beamed at a resolution of 720 x 1280 at 50 lumen. This should be an improvement from the 480 x 800 resolution images beamed by the Galaxy Beam 2.
Oukitel U7 Pro comes with a built-in projector
I Note that the image provided, the phone looks thicker, and could probably fit the SONY picop engine we know.  WE DON'T KNOW who's projector they're using. (I do not see a focus wheel.)
At GizChina
I find this interesting. This is the kind of thing that I kind of expect to happen with a real PicoP release... the OEM gets everyone excited about all the other specs of the phone and springs the projector on everyone.

That's one of the reasons I've been closely watching MicroMax and their "World's most powerful smartphone"  announcements. MicroMax is innovative enough to be an early adopter of PicoP technology.

As I find more about this phone -- I'll do some digging... and will post it here.

Oukitel Website

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