Samsung, Texas Instruments Team Up for Projector Phones
Texas Instruments announced that two new Samsung handsets will have embedded DLP projectors. The two phones, headed to Korea (W7900) and Europe (I7410) are capable of projecting Powerpoint slides, viewing email attachments, viewing pictures, and watching videos in sizes larger than 50 inches. The phones will be able to use the projector as a flashlight, as well. They have 5 megapixel cameras, OLED touch screens, a finger-friendly navigation feature for interacting with slideshows and built-in speakers. Texas Instruments also announced a new DLP projector chip specifically for mobile phones, called the DLP Pico. It will let phones project images or video at WVGA (854x480) resolution with a contrast ratio of 1000 to 1.
Motorola Debuts New Droid Zs with Swappable Back Modules
Motorola today announced two new smartphones, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both of which adopt a modular design that allows users to enhance them with attachable accessories. The phones are spiritual successors to last year's Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 handsets, but take on new design language in addition to support for the Moto Mods modules.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
LG V10 Boasts Second Screen, Dual Front Cameras
LG announced the V10, a flagship smartphone that includes a ticker display, double cameras, and a more rugged design than some of LG's previous handsets. The main screen measures 5.7 inches and has quad HD resolution, while the secondary display, which sits above the main one, measures 2.1 inches and has 1040 x 160 pixels.
ZTE's Next-Gen Projector Also Works as Tablet
ZTE today announced the S Pro Plus smart projector, its third-generation Android/projector combination device. The S Pro Plus has an 8.4-inch, 2560 by 1600 display that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.