Sony Xperia Touch is an Android 7.0-powered projector-cum-tablet that was first showcased as a prototype back in February 2016 during the Mobile World Congress. Now, the company has released the final version of the Xperia Touch it in the US. It is a rather futuristic device can project the UI onto a wall or a table and you can interact with it, thanks to its IR sensor and a camera.
Sony Xperia Touch: Pricing & Availability
The Sony Xperia Touch is priced at a whopping 1,699.99 in the US, and you can purchase it from the Sony Square Store in New York and at some T-Mobile stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami. There’s no word from the company on its India release plans.
Sony Xperia Touch: Features
The Sony Xperia Touch can be thought as an Android 7.0 Nougat-based tablet, but its UI is projected onto a wall or a table rather than on a screen. It can project images (1366×768 pixels) on a table or a wall ranging from 23 inches to 80 inches. You can interact with the software using your fingers. How does it do that? Well, the Xperia Touch comes with a camera and an IR sensor, which help it in recognises your finger movements.
The Xperia Touch features two 13-megapixel cameras, stereo speakers, and a microphone. Similar to most modern Android smartphones and tablets, the Xperia Touch features Google Assistant. Even though the devices packs in a battery, it can last for only one hour on a single charge, so it’s not meant to be a portable device. Most probably, you can carry it from one room to another within your home and it won’t lose power, but don’t think that you can carry it with you outdoors.
Right now, it’s priced way higher than it should be due to its limited use cases. However, it’s a first-generation device, so we give Sony a benefit of doubt. If it can bring an improved, more portable, and cheaper version of this device next year so that more people can buy it.