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ZTE Spro Plus is a head turning smart projector

ZTE Mobile Devices announced the Spro Plus portable smart projector, a follow-up to the Spro 2. The Spro Plus is a new category of the Spro family, offering to take the place of your many mobile devices.

On the business side, customers can enjoy voice conference, projection, a touch-screen tablet and a wide-array of innovative visual design features. The external USB camera also allows for multi-party video communication via applications like Skype.

“The Spro Plus is ZTE Mobile Devices’ latest example of igniting digital life with imagination,” said Adam Zeng, CEO, ZTE Mobile Devices. “We’re proud of the Spro Plus, which showcases a pioneering technology as a first-rate product and delivers an even more intuitive user experience. This allows our users to have unlimited business and entertainment opportunities.”

One of the Spro Plus’ highlights is a larger, 8.4-inch Android AMOLED touch-screen with 2K resolution, paired with a 12100mAH battery for an “enhanced user experience” according to the company’s announcement today. The Spro Plus will be available in both a Wi-Fi-only version as well as a Wi-Fi and 4G LTE version.

Spro Plus offers vertical and horizontal keystone correction, which is its ability to project onto any place in any direction without distorting the image. Its autofocus keeps the image sharp and clear through a stylish, circular design.

The device uses laser instead of LED technology to project at 500lm, the “ideal” luminescence for either broad daylight or dark rooms, the company stated. the new Spro comes with an improved projection ratio, customers can simply place the Spro Plus 2.4 meters away from any surface and the device will project an image up to 80 inches across.

When it comes to audio, the Spro Plus features a JBL Audio System, which includes high quality audio outputs via two 4w speakers and a crystal clear voice pickup via high performance HARMAN sub-miniature microphones. Its ability to detect voices more than five meters from Spro Plus makes it easy to conduct group meetings in any location.

Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN’s Lifestyle Division, said, “We’re very excited to be partnering with ZTE on the Spro Plus. Our engineers have done an outstanding job of developing the JBL Audio system to make the Spro Plus truly amazing. We expect the Spro Plus to be a very strong performer in the marketplace.”

Spro Plus follows the Spro 1 and 2, which sold over 500,000 units worldwide and is currently nominated for GSMA’s 2016 Glomo Awards in the ‘Best Connected Consumer Electronic Device’ category. The original ZTE Spro won in the same category in 2015.

ZTE Mobile Devices showcased Spro Plus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. It will be available globally by summer 2016.