Smart projector maker XGIMI has announced the global launch of its first 4K laser TV, the XGIMI Aura. It is essentially a smart projector with an ultra-short throw distance that can offer screen sizes of up to 150 inches. Ultra-short throw distance, theoretically, means users can hold the device a few inches from a wall or screen, unlike traditional projectors that are hung from the ceiling or mounted on a dedicated stand. The company says that customers can also buy an Ambient Light Rejection Screen (ALR) with the XGIMI Aura to get the best picture quality in bright ambient lights or outdoors. The premium projector comes with the same premium price tag of Rs 4,00,000.
In terms of specifications, the XGIMI Aura comes with MT9629 processor which also powers the XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Projector. The CPU comes with Mali-G52 GPU, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The projector runs on Android 10 TV and has inbuilt Chromecast. This will allow Android users to use the screen sharing feature and enjoy apps from the App Store. The XGIMI Aura offers a standard resolution of 3840×2160 pixels (4K) and a brightness of 2400 lumens. There are eight points of keystone correction to adjust the frame according to the screen or wall.
The speaker system is said to deliver 15W audio output by Harman Kardon. XGIMI Aura supports audio formats such as DTS-HD, DTS Studio Sound and Dolby Audio. Other notable features include MEMC and 3D support, low latency and eye protection. Users can also enjoy an array of ports such as AC, HDMI, USB 2.0 and 3, and LAN. The projector further supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Despite the features, the XGIMI Aura is a tiny piece of hardware measuring 606x401x139.5mm. It weighs 11kg, and there’s a power cord and remote control with Google Assistant shortcuts in the box. Customers in India can pre-book the XGIMI Aura soon, and it will be available for a limited period at a starting price of Rs 3,50,000. The company says that its demo units are available at the XGIMI Exclusive Experience Center in Mumbai and will soon be available in other major cities such as Bengaluru, Pune and Delhi.