Lenovo’s Tech World conference in Beijing has just shown off some interesting concept devices that are currently worming their way through the pre-production phase. How does a smartphone with an inbuilt projector tickle your fancy? Or a dual screen smartwatch?
The first concept Lenovo showed off was the Magic View; a dual screen smartwatch that uses a virtual interactive display (VID) to enlarge the screen by an astonishing 20 times by projecting the image into your eye. This essentially eliminates the problem of restrictively small UIs that hamper most wearables.
Next up, Lenovo unveiled a new projection smartphone that uses the world’s smallest pico laser projector. In addition to projecting movies and games onto a wall, it can also be used as a type of holodec via compatible apps that use gesture controls.
We were shown an example of a fully interactive virtual piano projected onto a desk — all powered through an Android smartphone. Lenovo said it’s hoping the developer community will have a wide range of third-party applications ready to roll in time for the phone’s launch.
Naturally, there’s no release or pricing info for either product yet. Hopefully the company will introduce its Lenovo-branded smartphone range to Australia in time for the launch. We’ll be looking to get up close and personal with these intriguing prototypes later in the day.