If you have been keeping tabs on the Sony Xperia Projector concept project, well, the Mobile World Congress 2017 has unveiled it as the Sony Xperia Touch.
This is among the several concept projects that Sony has been showcasing in the past one year. In fact, the latest Xperia Touch was first highlighted at the MWC 2016 but at this year’s event, it has become something tangible. The former concept projector now joins another of Sony’s concept project that recently materialized into the Xperia Ear.
In addition to being launched, the Japanese tech giant has also highlighted the price and specs of the Xperia Touch. Apparently, this device will set you back a cool €1499 and while this might seem absurd for a, well, concept project, this is something you’d also love to have if at all this price tag is not an issue for you.
With the Sony Xperia Touch, you will be able to project a screen onto a wall, surface or table and it will be transformed into a massive 23-inch full interactive touchscreen with HD resolution. Whether you want to use gestures or simply tap on the projected screen – the Xperia Touch will be able to recognize your input. This is thanks to the fact that it comes with infrared and an inbuilt 13MP camera that can shoot up to 60 frames per second. This thing will detect when people are closer and it gets even better as you can customize it so that the clock or message board is automatically displayed.
The newly launched Sony Xperia Touch is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and as such, there’s a ready Play Store for downloading and installing apps of your choice. The home screen has been optimized for touch and the device is also compatible with PlayStation 4 Remote Play. This will for sure add more weight as to why one would shell out €1499 to grab this device.
Other specs of the Xperia Touch include a 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB-C, HDMI, Wi-Fi, two-way stereo speaker and a bunch of sensors that include GPS, e-Compass, ambient light, human detection, and temperature, among others. The projector measures 143 x 134 x 69 mm and weighs 932g. It will be sold in select markets across Europe starting this spring via the official online Xperia Store and other retailers.