Just days after announcing that a WiFi-only version of its hotspot projector would be available this month, ZTE has introduced a 2nd-generation version of the SPRO smart projector.
The ZTE SPRO 2 has a bigger touchscreen display, a higher-resolution projector, and other improvements.
The new model projects at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at up to 120 inches, supports automatic focus, and automatic key stone correction. The new model also has a 200 lumen bulb. Its predecessor topped out at 100 lumens and 800 x 480 pixels.
ZTE says the SPRO 2 will be available in the first quarter of 2015, but the company hasn’t yet announced the price.
It has a 5 inch touchscreen display and runs Google Android software, allowing you to fire up apps on the device itself and beam them to a screen. You can also pair the SPRO 2 with your phone or tablet to send content from your mobile device to the projector.
You can also play content from a microSD card, USB stick, or by connecting a device with an HDMI cable or through WiFi.
It features support for USB cameras so you can use it for making video calls.
The SPRO 2 has a 6300mAh battery for up to 3 hours of use while unplugged, and the projector measures about 5.2″ x 5.1″ x 1.5″.
Oh yeah… and like ZTE’s first hotspot projector (now sold in the US as the Sprint LivePro), the new model can function as a mobile hotspot. You can use it to share a 4G LTE connection with up to 8 devices.
ZTE hasn’t announced pricing for the SPRO 2 yet. We’ll probably find out more if and when a US wireless carrier decides to sell the hotspot projector.
Update: AT&T has announced it will offer the SPRO 2, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out how much it will cost or when it will be available.