Samsung launched The Freestyle projector at CES 2022. Its portable circular design, the ability to project on tables, walls, and ceilings, and the Tizen OS made it very popular among the masses. Critics, on the other hand, believed that Samsung wasn’t offering much for the price that they were asking for this portable projector. Well, at CES 2023, Samsung is back with an updated 2023 version of The Freestyle projector.
Samsung’s updated The Freestyle portable projector brings design and other improvements. For starters, it ditches the previous can-like design for a tower-like shape. Samsung says that it adopted this design because it will blend in any type of room easily. There are a bunch of internal hardware-level changes as well.
The projector now has three lasers, which is similar to other ultra-short-throw projectors. The Freestyle projector gets a new “Edge Blending technology”, which allows the user to connect two Freestyle 2023 projectors and project them simultaneously for an ultrawide projection. This feature doesn’t need manual adjustment or manual placement to line up the two pictures.
The 2023 model of The Freestyle projector still features the Samsung Tizen TV OS. Users can still interact with the apps either by touching the projected screen or by gestures. It also features Samsung Gaming Hub, letting you play games via PCs or consoles or via cloud game streaming services like Amazon Luna, Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Utomik. It also features SmartThings and Samsung Health.
There are some other notable features, such as support for auto keystone, autofocus, and more, available in the new version of the projector. Samsung hasn’t unveiled the pricing of The Freestyle projector. The original Freestyle projector was launched with a $899 price tag. So, you can expect the price of the newer version to be around the same line.