Chinese electronics company ZTE has released the latest version of its "smart projector," in a move designed to make the device as important to its users as its smartphone range.
The SPro Plus tablet has an 8.4 inch display and runs Android, allowing people to download apps and services. But it is mainly a portable projector that can project an image of up to 80 inches across. ZTE released the device on Sunday at a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
"There are many many devices but most people would agree that you use your smartphone the most and we understand that. We have a strong position in the smartphone range, but outside of smartphone we took a hard look at what is the second-most device that the consumer is using," Waiman Lam, vice president for global marketing at ZTE, told CNBC in a phone interview.
"Watching TV is a major activity people spend time on. The device has to be efficient and help you. So we believe with the SPro Plus, it can become a second-most device that consumers will use after smartphones once they understand the value propositions behind it."