Mobile World Congress 2018
This Windows tablet is also a projectorThe Akyumen Holofone can beam a movie onto your wall with its built-in projector. We get to grips at Mobile World Congress.
[MUSIC] The right to squeeze more and more gadgets into our mobile devices is ongoing. We're taking a look at a tablet here that has a projector built in. It's the Akymen Holophone. So let's begin by talking about that projector unit in the top. Now you can see it does make the top back parts of the tablet, it protrudes slightly, but it's not too bad. The tablet remains Relatively slim despite the fact they've got a massive great projector crammed in there. So you get 35 to 45 lumens of brightness with this thing. Obviously it's gonna work better in a darkened room or against certain backdrops and up here you can see there's a dial, this controls the focus. What I quite like is that to begin projecting, all you have to do is press this button on the side here, and the projector comes to life. In terms of battery life, obviously, projecting an image is quite battery intensive. I'm told you can expect between 2 to 2.5 hours of projection time. As you may have noticed, the tablet itself is running Windows 10, it's got a seven inch display, and the company is calling this a phablet because it actually has 4G LTE powers as well. It's got an Intel quad-core chip inside and it's backed up by 4 gigabytes of RAM. Now this one's going to be pretty expensive. You can expect to pay $650 to $950 depending on the configuration. I'm told there will be a discount price offered to schools. So this isn't the first time I've seen a projector in a mobile device. I remember a few years ago, Samsung actually had a go with a phone called the Galaxy Beam. It didn't really take off, but it's a pretty cool idea if you really like the idea of being able to Beam a movie onto a wall anywhere you go. It might be worth checking out. It's going to be trialed in a few months time before it goes on sale globally in June. Then name is the Acumen Holophone. For much more set, check out cnet.com/mwc.