The European tech exhibition of the year is about to begin in Berlin, and China’s Dangbei has announced an IFA 2023 debut for the Atom, a new Full HD laser projector that will be the company’s first to run Google TV.
Full specifications have yet to be released, however, we do know that the projection engine is powered by a single ALPD laser light source rated at 1,200 ISO lumens, an international standard used by Epson to determine white brightness.
According to Dangbei, viewers may enjoy up to 180 diagonal inches of speckle-free 1080p “cinematic” pictures with HDR10 and HLG support. Autofocus assisted by ToF and vision sensors, auto keystone correction, a feature that will automatically resize the box to fit a detected screen, and another that will resize to work around obstacles should make the Atom very simple to set up.
In a first for its laser projectors, the Google TV operating platform has been integrated, bringing entertainment from all the major players, including Netflix, Disney Plus, and Prime Video, as well as expanded access to thousands of apps from Google Play, within reach.
The projector has a sturdy aluminum alloy body and measures 7.68 x 7.68 x 1.87 in (19.5 x 19.5 x 4.75 cm), making it small enough to fit in a backpack – though there’s no mention of battery power, so users may have to set it up near a wall outlet, limiting its portability. It is said to weigh 2.82 lb (1.28 kg).
Around the rear are full-size HDMI and USB ports, as well as internal Wi-Fi for streaming entertainment and screen-sharing through Chromecast. Google Assistant is available to assist with navigation, most likely through Bluetooth remote. The laser projector will be outfitted with Dolby speakers, promising room-filling music to complement the hurled HD pictures.
Full specs and pricing will have to wait, but the IFA 2023 unveiling is just around the way, so the wait will be brief. The Dangbei exhibit will be positioned in Hall 20 of the Messe Berlin, which opens on September 1.