Computer peripherals maker iBall has launched its first Android-powered projector smartphone Andi 4a Projector in the Indian market. The smartphone has been priced at INR 18,999 and is already available for pre-order on Flipkart for INR 17,999 (after INR 1,000 discount on MRP).
iBall Andi 4a Projector runs on Android 4.1 and is powered by 1GHz dual-core cortex-A9 processor. The phone comes with 35 Lumens projector that can deliver 480x640p output up to a distance of 8 to 10 feet. The company is also bundling a free tripod with the phone to make it easier for projecting content.
Among other specs, the Andi 4a packs a 4-inch display, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, microSD card slot, 512MB of RAM and 1500 mAh battery. The battery seems low for a phone that comes with a built-in projector and we are not sure if the phone will able to last for a long time with such meagre battery while projecting something.
In addition, the phone sports dual-SIM support and the usual connectivity options. Projector smartphones are not something new in the Android arena but we are yet to see one succeed. Even smartphone giant Samsung has tried launching its Galaxy Beam projector phone two times but it didn’t find too many takers..
In related news, iBall’s another Android phone Andi 4a Radium is now available online for INR 6990. The smartphone can be purchased from various retailers including Snapdeal.com.
The smartphone comes with similar specifications to that of Andi 4a apart from the missing projector and 1450 mAh battery instead of 1500 mAh.