It’s not very common to have smartphones or tablets with built-in projectors, which probably means that most people don’t need them, but there’s certainly a market for those as well and startup company Akyumen seems to target that market with the launch of a new line of products that have built in projectors. And the devices are really interesting actually: read on to find out more about them!
To put things short, Akyumen is planning the launch of a really interesting phablet, a 7-inch device that can run two operating systems: Android and Windows (more on this below). They also have a more traditional 5.5-inch Android phone and a 10.1-inch Windows tablet planned for release.
Their most interesting product is by far the Holofone Phablet, a 7-inch device that apparently is a dual-OS phablet: it runs on Windows 10, but is also compatible with Android. In other words, you can probably switch from using it as a phone (Android) to using it as a Windows 10 tablet and accessing its built-in projector or whatever you might need from the Windows OS.
It also has some really nice specs, with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has a decent battery – 3,500 mAh – as well as a 35 lumen projector.
Prices for Akyumen’s Holofone will range between $600 to $950, so they won’t be cheap!
Next in line is their Hawk Android phone, a 5.5-inch device with a 35 lumen projector that’s built in. It is powered by an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, has 128GB of storage so the stats look really nice. The price will be similar to that of the Holofone, running between $750 and $900.
Finally, they are planning to launch the Falcon Projector tablet, a 10.1-inch device that has similar specs with the phablet and a similar price, but better battery life and a slightly better projector.
It’s pretty clear that the expected selling point of these extremely powerful phones and tablets is exactly the built-in projector, but this bonus is also the thing that makes them a bit chubbier and probably heavier than other devices and that’s probably a big turn off for many. But we’ll see how they do once they’re launched and probably for those who really need a projector they will provide great value.