AT&T has today announced that the ZTE Spro 2 smart projector will be available through the carrier on April 24th. Featuring a 5-inch touch screen that basically acts as a built-in smartphone, the device easily lets you project your content straight from the projector itself and can even double as a handy WiFi hotspot…

One of the biggest downsides of the device is that it runs 2013’s Android KitKat, but it packs a lot of features hoping to make up for where it falls short in software. The projector has 4G LTE compatibility, a huge 6,300 mAh battery, projects at 200 lumens with 1280 x 720 resolution, and has both a micro SD card slot and a USB port on board, as well as HDMI output.

While having a smartphone-projector combo is nice for business trips and the like, the device is equally as useful for its mobile hotspot features. The device’s battery will last several hours (or days) without using the projector, and ZTE says that you can connect up to 10 devices to the WiFi hotspot at once.

AT&T says that you’ll be able to add the Spro 2 projector to your Mobile Share Value plan for an additional $10 per month, and that the device is going to cost $399.99 with a two-year contract. If you want to go without the contract, you can expect to pay just $100 more.

Be sure to check out our review of a very similar ZTE device, the Sprint LivePro, which can be bought in the form of the Spro on Amazon for $399.

Starting this Friday, April 24, the ZTE Spro 2, an award-winning*, wireless smart projector will be available exclusively in select AT&T retail stores1 nationwide and online at att.com.

The Spro 2 is a portable projector that allows you to easily access content and can be added to a new or existing AT&T Mobile Share Value plan for just $10 per month.2 The Spro 2 will cost $399.99 with a two-year agreement3 or $499.99 with no annual commitment. Check out the ZTE Spro 2 Mobile Minute for additional details.

The Spro 2 is the first Android smart projector to feature auto focus and auto keystone correction. It runs on Android 4.4.4 and the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network with the strongest signal4, so you can stream movies, games or presentations virtually anywhere at any time. The Spro 2 is also brighter than before with a 1280 x 720 resolution and 200 lumens, providing you with the ultimate in-home theater experience. It is extremely convenient for work as well as allowing you to share spreadsheets and presentations in vibrant color and clarity. In addition, the Spro 2’s mobile hotspot feature can securely connect up to 10 devices on Wi-Fi at once.5

The Spro 2 has an easy-to-use interface and with a 5-inch touch screen display you can monitor your data usage on the home screen. With the Spro 2 you can even stream media content through Google Play apps, micro SD card, USB stick (accessories sold separately), HDMI output and Wi-Fi connections.

A 6300 mAh lithium polymer battery provides you with up to two and a half hours of media streaming and up to 16 hours of connectivity.6 The Spro 2 is just 1.5 inches thin, making it easy to fit into a bag, briefcase or backpack.

The Spro 2 has been recognized by a number of technology organizations and media outlets for its innovative design and user experience. It was a recipient of a GSMA Global Mobile Award for “Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device” and was awarded “Best of CES 2015” by PC Magazine, BGR and Android Authority.*

For more information on the Spro 2 and to purchase starting April 24 visit www.att.com/spro2.

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