Originally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, Sony is finally launching its highly anticipated Xperia Touch projector to general market, albeit with a hefty price tag of $1700. However, given the feature which the Xperia Touch projector delivers, the price might actually be justified.
As the name suggests, the projector projects a fully functional Android interface onto a surface for you to interact with via touch commands. Any flat surface in your home and office including tables and walls can be used for the purpose. The Xperia Touch will project the Android interface on the surface and you can interact with the surface like a sci-fi movie. On top of that, the projector also serves the basic purpose of being able to project movies, tv shows, and video games.
According to the tech specs, the Xperia Touch is able to project a 23-inch multi-touch Android interface or up to 80-inch normal projection of movies and video games. However, the projector does lack considerably in the resolution department so it might not be a good idea to view content on such a large area when the maximum resolution is 1366×768, despite the 4000:1 contrast ratio and 100 lumens of brightness.
The multi-touch interface of the projector works with the help of a 60fps camera and an infrared light array that is projected onto surfaces. To power, this complicated task, the Xperia Touch projector has 3GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.2 support, WiFi, GPS, 32GB of internal storage, a gyroscope and an accelerometer to sense its surroundings.
Android Nougat powered the prototype available at Mobile World Congress and a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 650 processor but it is highly possible that the final release version will have the same specifications.
Since it is powered by the usual Android OS, it can run any Android app and be able to project it on a surface so you can have touch screen interaction with apps like Skype, Mail and even most of the games thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 650 SoC.