Sony finally announced its Touch Interactive, Android Projector at MWC 2017, named Xperia Touch. Its a unique device, serving three duties. It can be your smart speaker, projector and a virtual Android Tablet, thanks to its on-board cameras.
Idea of this projector was revealed in last year’s MWC by Sony. They wanted to built a projector which not only projects the display, but also let you to manipulate it. Yes, a touch-enable projection, in which user can swipe, touch and change things. Now, after a long lasting year, Sony finally achieves what they wanted.
Xperia Touch is a Android 7.0-powered device. Sony uses its own SXRD projection display technology to enable touch “through a combination of infrared light and real-time detection via its built-in camera, at a rate of 60 frames per second.” It supports multi-touch which means you and your friends can work on the same screen. If you’re sitting at a table, the viewing area will be 23 inches, but when projecting onto a wall it can expand the image up to 80 inches. Below video explains the most.
Sony Xperia Touch specifications
- 0.37-inch (1366×768) SXRD three primary colors LCD shutter projection system
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC inbuilt storage
- 13MP Exmor RS for mobile camera
- Android 7.0, Nougat
- Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC, HDMI Type-D, Wi-Fi
- Dimension: 69 x 134 x 143 mm; weight: 932 grams
- Sensors: e-Compass, GPS, Ambient, Light, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Human detection.
- Built-in battery (last about an hour)
Other than touch, though, the Xperia Touch also recognises a few other inputs. It’ll hear your voice for Google Assistant commands and recognize your hand gestures to wake up its screen if it goes to sleep. The device also carries onboard a 13-megapixel camera so you can make Skype calls or take selfies if you so desire. Its stereo speaker also produced a respectable amount of sound.
The device will be around in the summer. However the price is not stated by the company in US. But in Europe its price announced at €1,599. US release is also in the queue. Till then stay tuned for more updations!