South Korean cell phone maker Samsung Mobile has introduced a new pico projector designed for use with smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The EAD-R10 Mobile Beam Projector produces 20 lumens at nHD (640×360) resolution from a DLP imager and LEDs. Connection to a mobile device is via MHL and HDMI. The form factor, which measures 4.6″ x 2.4″ x 0.5″, is slightly smaller than Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The projector weighs 0.2 lbs, including the 1,650 mAh battery. While officially available only in South Korea at a suggested retail price of US$221, the Mobile Beam Projector can also be found on eBay’s U.S. auction site in the US$275 – $300 range.
The Mobile Beam Projector is the first new model PMA’s projector market research has seen under the Samsung brand since the company exited the projector market in early 2011.
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