This year the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) appears to be resurrecting devices lost in time. Another product to show up, finally, at the event is Movi, which is a smartphone that comes with an in-built projector and was first detailed two years ago.
Similar to the Moto Mods, the Movi Android smartphone comes with a built-in pico projector that can project 720p images up to 200 inches in size diagonally. It is priced at $599 (approximately Rs 38,000).
The smartphone looks pretty much similar to any other regular counterpart, except that the top of the phone is embedded with the projector. Interestingly, the projected image switches automatically as the phone’s screen does. So you don’t have to especially fix the orientation when you project a movie or video.
In terms of specifications, the Movi smartphone packs a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display. Under the hood, MediaTek MT6750V SoC is paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
For optics, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash. Up front, there’s an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with soft flashlight. Movi smartphone is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery which is said to provide power for up to 4 hours with the projector on which is good enough to last a regular movie duration.
The Movi phone was first detailed in 2016 when it was not known how soon it will hit the market. Back then, it was rumored to come with a Qualcomm SoC with Android KitKat out-of-the-box. However, the final product is powered with Android Nougat out-of-the-box.