Lenovo has unveiled a futuristic projector phone

Lenovo has unveiled a futuristic projector phone
Lenovo has just announced a smartphone with a feature that has been often dreamed up by concept designers at its Lenovo Tech World conference. The new Smart Cast smartphone is equipped with a focus-free laser projector, which, according to Lenovo, can turn every surface into a touchscreen.

The promo video for the device shows that it's equally good as a piano, keyboard for typing, or even a gaming screen for some Fruit Ninja watermelon slicing action. Unfortunately, no specs have been unveiled at this time, neither do we have any word on when the phone should become commercially available.

Focus-free laser means that projecting the image to any surface, at any depth, and any angle should result in an equally sharp image – even if the projection falls on a few different planes. This means that the phone can also be used as a projector for presentations or even movie watching. Now, how exactly the touch part of this is going to work – and whether it will follow the image wherever it is, or will need a flat surface to work – we are unsure.

Well, looks like 2015 has some new tech up its sleeve after all. 'tis the year of curved displays and surface-projected touchscreens. Who knows what else?



via: Engadget

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24 Comments

1. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It's too good it's almost like an April Fools prank! Good job Lenovo!

2. satoofy

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

The idea in a very magnificence and finally achieved my dream with this idea put forward in the Apple iPhone 5 S and lie awaiting the issuance of the phone and I was the only drawback is the interface device that looks like a Chinese folk setups .

3. roxx...

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

now where is japanese patriot ......hahhahah.. lol at him :P

17. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ha! I'm still waiting for QWERTY. "THE PROJECTOR DOESN'T DO QUAD HD? FAIL"

4. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Iris scanners presumably from Microsoft too! Things are getting more exciting over time.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All you need for an iris scanner is a high resolution camera and good lighting, and software. You make it sound like its something completely new.

11. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

All you need for a fingerprint sensor is a touchpanel and camera module. All you need for curved screens is Amoled and curved glass. All you need for boomsound speakers are larger speakers. See where I'm going with this? When you oversimplify it that way, it takes the marvel out of it.

21. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

iris scanners usually need special cameras that pick up on infared heat to confirm that the object is not a picture, retina scanners need infared lasers to scan the blood vessels in the eyes and compare it to a saved copy.

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Well, that is all good and dandy, but there's no way I would/will allow a phone to scan my eyes. Next thing you know, you are going blind, and don't know why. I'm sure makers will say it's safe blah blah...

22. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

at the laser intensity that they are using for retina scanning and "hybrid" iris scanners are so harmless that the reflected uv light from your phone screen would be 75 times as harmful as the infared lasers.

23. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

even if the laser stops on one spot, the tiny ass laser wont even hurt you.

24. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

lasers from dollar tree are far worse than the lasers used for retina scanning.

25. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

try doing the calculations for once in your life.

26. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

using a more powerful laser would actually reduce the accuracy of the retina scanner by 10%.

5. INTERNATIONALPATRIOT unregistered

Awesome innovation by lenovo. Keep up the good work.

6. AlikR

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Innovation? Where? Miniaturization of the existing technology? Yes. You could buy these laser keyboards invented by an Israeli company from Amazon for years... I wonder if this is going to be a patent infringement law suit...

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple uses that strategy quite effectively. Heck they even managed to sue people for prior art because of the Anericans.

7. DBounce

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Wow tech from 10+ years ago is the state of the art in 2015... You people will applause anything they shovel at you. Color me unimpressed. http://www.celluon.com/technology_how_it_works.php

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's how Apple rolls. Why not let Lenovo do it?

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

It's like innovation from everyone recently except the company that is known for innovation. Good job Lenovo!

9. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

ASS SCANNER xD

15. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

This could be very useful, but I doubt it will take off.

16. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Where are you Japanse partiot?

20. Yangster

Posts: 16; Member since: May 28, 2015

Nice Lenovo

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