January 06, 2015
ZTE’s latest all-in-one portable smart projector with mobile hotspot and Android platform is the perfect travel companion for business travelers, gamers and cinephiles everywhere
Las Vegas, Nev. – Jan. 5, 2014 - ZTE USA, the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. and second largest in the no-contract market*, today revealed the ZTE Spro 2, the company’s next generation smart projector at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The small, portable projector features media streaming capabilities via Android 4.4.2 and a mobile 4G LTE hotspot supporting carrier aggregation. ZTE’s first smart projector was introduced at CES 2014 and, as the first of its kind, established the now popular smart projector product category.
“The Spro 2 is our next generation smart projector with an improved consumer experience that was updated based on consumer insights and product reviews,” said Lixin Cheng, chairman and CEO at ZTE USA. “The Spro 2 increases the practicality of purchasing a mobile projector, hotspot or media streaming device and we are excited to continue pioneering this category in 2015.”
The new Spro 2 is a mobile media streaming device that delivers a unique experience compared to any other product currently available. Imagine the ultimate go anywhere do anything mobile office; gaming wherever and whenever; impromptu outdoor movie nights; or a bedroom ceiling that becomes a second screen.
The mobile smart projector streams 1080p content via Google Play apps, a micro SD card, internal storage or other devices such as a game console, tablet or smartphone. The projector has an excellent short throw ratio, a native resolution of 1280 x 720 and projects up to 120-inches with a brightness of 200 lumens. As a mobile hotspot, the Spro 2 supports up to eight devices via 4G LTE networks.
A large 6300 mAh lithium ion battery provides more viewing time for presenting or sharing content on the run. The device is controlled using the Android 4.4.2 user interface and 5-inch touch screen. With dimensions of only 5.1 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches the Spro 2 easily fits in a carry all bag, briefcase or backpack.
“The Spro 2 is the only mobile projector powered by the Android platform or includes a mobile hotspot,” said Jeff Yee, Vice President of Technology Planning and Partnerships at ZTE USA. “You can have an impactful presentation or entertainment experience on a big-screen without planning around a destination. Instead, it’s always with you, from the boardroom to the living room or even outdoors.”
Following the smart projector’s debut at CES 2014, it was made commercially available with Sprint in July as the Sprint LivePro. A no-contract version was later made available for purchase online as the ZTE Spro, a Wi-Fi-only version of ZTE’s original smart projector. The Spro 2 will be available with major US wireless carriers in 2015.
*Strategy Analytics, North America Handset Vendor Market Share, Q3 2014
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA (www.zteusa.com) is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communication technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier, generates over $17.4 billion dollars’ worth of business for US-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D. ZTE USA is headquartered in Richardson, Texas and operates 17 sales offices, customer service centers, R&D and distribution facilities across the US. ZTE is ranked as the country’s fourth-largest supplier of mobile devices overall, and second-largest supplier of prepaid devices, by independent analysts. ZTE is the Official Smartphone of the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and New York Knicks.