Xiaomi‘s jumping into the projection business with the latest product to join their Mi Ecosystem lineup. It’s simply called the Mi Laser Projector and according to Xiaomi, the device is the world’s first “cinema-level laser projection TV”.
The Mi Laser Projector is a short-throw laser projector that’s capable of projecting up to 150″ in size at a brightness of 5,000 lumens. What’s more, the projector is said to be capable of 25,000 hours of laser life which translates to a showtime of 2-hours per day for 34 years.
Xiaomi’s new projector features ALPD 3.0 light source optoelectronic technology from Appotronics as well as a custom developed DLP imaging chip from Texas Instruments. This allows the projector to produce high colour accuracy and high contrast images with their Advanced Laser phosphor Display, achieving up to 85% of the NTSC colour gamut.
The Laser Projector will be able to push a resolution of Full HD 1080p and project to a wall from distances ranging between 5cm and 50cm. To make sure you don’t damage your eyes when you accidentally stare into the laser projection, the Mi Laser Projector has sensors to detect when a person is nearby and automatically reduce the projected brightness.
But that’s not all, the Mi Laser Projector is designed to be an all-in-one cinematic experience. As a result, Xiaomi has also included 4 high-powered speakers with Dolby Digital and DTS support as well as Mi TV (on top of Android 6.0) built right into the projector.
Xiaomi’s Mi Laser Projector will be priced at RMB9,999 (around RM6,322) and is available via crowdfunding on Xiaomi’s app starting the 4th of July 2017. There are no details on whether this will make its way into Malaysia.