Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2 launched as the first 4K laser projector with Dolby Vision support
Xiaomi has unveiled another ultra-short-throw laser projector, having already brought the Mi 4K Laser Projector to market. The Laser Cinema 2 will only be available in China for the time being, but past performance suggests that Xiaomi will release the device globally, eventually.
The Laser Cinema 2 can create between 40- and 200-inch images, although Xiaomi only recommends using the projector for 80- to 150-inch projections. According to the company, the Laser Cinema 2 peaks at 2,400 ANSI Lumens with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio. Supposedly, the projector covers 113% of the Rec.709 colour space, too.
Additionally, Xiaomi has equipped the projector with a MediaTek MT9669 SoC, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. As the image below shows, the device has three HDMI ports, all the 2.0b standard, two USB Type-A ports and a LAN port, along with 3.5 mm and optical audio connections for using the Laser Cinema 2 with external audio equipment. The projector has dual 15 W speakers on board, though.
Arguably, the projector's biggest selling points are its 4K resolution and Dolby Vision support. Currently, the Laser Cinema 2 is the only projector to offer both, which Xiaomi has complements with HDR10 support. The Laser Cinema 2 will be orderable later this month for CNY 12,999 (~US$2,033). However, its price will eventually rise to CNY 14,999 (~US$2,345).