Samsung, India’s largest and most trusted consumer electronics brand, announced the launch of its all-new projector, smart speaker and ambient lighting device all rolled into one lightweight, portable device – The Freestyle. Targeted towards on-the-go Gen Z and millennial consumers, The Freestyle delivers first-of-its-kind technology and flexibility to deliver optimal viewing and entertainment for consumers looking to bring video and audio content, wherever they go. The Freestyle can project video of up to 100-inch (2m 54cm) screen size.
The Freestyle, an ultraportable projector, will be available on Samsung’s official online store Samsung Shop and Amazon at a special price of INR 84,990. Consumers can also avail an instant cashback of INR 5,000. As a limited period offer, consumers buying The Freestyle between 18:00 hrs on March 29, 2022 and 23:59 hrs on March 31, 2022 will get a free carry case for The Freestyle worth INR 5,900. Consumers who pre-reserved The Freestyle can avail discount worth INR 4,000.
Unlike conventional, boxy projectors, The Freestyle’s versatile cradle allows for a perfect viewing angle from the wall to the ceiling with rotation of up to 180 degrees, with a few easy clicks. Weighing just 0.8 Kg, it enables users to show high-quality video anywhere – be it tables, floors, walls or even ceilings. It doesn’t require any separate screen, all you have to do is just tilt it and enjoy big screen moments anytime, anywhere, and change the way you play.
The Freestyle comes equipped with auto keystone, auto leveling and auto focus features, offering breathtaking picture quality. Auto keystone allows the device to automatically adjust its screen to any flat surface at any angle, providing a perfectly proportional image every time. Auto focus lets The Freestyle automatically focus for a sharp, clear image up to 100-inch (2m 54cm) in seconds while the auto leveling feature ensures that the screen stays level on any surface—including rocky camping grounds, soft beds, and everything in between. To further enhance the viewing experience, The Freestyle optimizes projection based on your wall colour – no need for a white background.
“With The Freestyle, we want to present a user experience that meets diverse preferences and lifestyle needs anywhere, anytime, by going beyond the limitations of a space. The Freestyle is an ultra-portable projector that offers unlimited possibilities for instant entertainment be it indoors or outdoors, content viewing or ambient lighting, gaming or music – all you need to do is just tilt and go. Its unique form factor will change the way you play. We are confident that The Freestyle will bring in a new level of entertainment to our consumers,” said Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Consumer Electronics Business, Samsung India.
To offer endless content options to consumers, The Freestyle is the industry’s first portable projector that comes equipped with certified OTT platforms. Consumers can also access smart features that are available on Samsung Smart TVs, with built-in streaming services and mobile mirroring and casting features that are compatible with both Android and iOS mobile devices. For powering it up, The Freestyle has a C-type power connection for charging.
For Galaxy users, The Freestyle comes with a button that syncs it with Galaxy devices. With just a push of a button, users can instantly use their Galaxy device as a remote control. They can also utilize mobile hotspots when no Wi-Fi networks are available.
The Freestyle comes with Omni-directional 360-degree sound with a powerful built-in speaker that allows customers to enjoy a cinema-quality sound experience no matter where they are. When it’s not used as a projector, The Freestyle lets you transform your space by choosing from ambient mode, prism lighting effect with a translucent lens cap, sceneries or one of your own photos.
The Freestyle also sports the industry’s first far-field voice control technology. So when the screen is turned on, users can search for content using just their voice. When the screen is off, they can use the device to listen to music or ask for the day’s weather just as they would with a smart speaker.
Price, Offers & Where to Buy
The Freestyle is launched at a special price of INR 84,990 and is available on Samsung’s official online store Samsung Shop and Amazon. Consumers can also avail an instant cashback of INR 5,000.
Consumers buying The Freestyle projector between 18:00 hrs on March 29, 2022 and 23:59 hrs on March 31, 2022 will get a free carry case for The Freestyle worth INR 5,900. Consumers who pre-reserved The Freestyle can avail discount worth INR 4,000.
Consumers will be offered a 2-year warranty on The Freestyle.
The Freestyle has been designed to match the versatility embodied by today’s users by allowing them to express their diverse tastes and interests with flexibility and to offer users new levels of functionality. It comes in a sleek cylindrical form that looks like a mix of a spotlight and a smart speaker, and the overall design makes it a versatile device capable of matching the diverse lifestyle of any user.
Despite the more compact size, The Freestyle is packed with features one would see in bigger projectors. Those include autofocus and automatic keystone correction, both of which give the projector its advertised freedom. To allow users to carry around every day, The Freestyle was designed to be lightweight, weighing just 0.8Kg. When it’s not used as a projector, it can provide mood lighting effect with its ambient mode and translucent lens cap.
Ease of Use
The Freestyle’s versatility allows rotation of up to 180 degrees, enabling users to show high-quality video without the need of a separate screen.
The Freestyle comes with various functions that displays a 16:9-ratio screen anywhere without distortion namely:
- Auto Keystone: The Freestyle automatically corrects skewed images for a straight, rectangular screen every time. All you must do is turn it on.
- Auto Focus for clear images: The Freestyle automatically focuses for a sharp, clear image in seconds. So, one can just focus on the content.
- Auto Leveling: This ensures that your screen stays level on any surface—including rocky camping grounds, soft beds, and everything in between
Multiple Voice Assistants: With built-in Samsung Bixby and Amazon Alexa, one can control The Freestyle with just their voice, as the product comes with technology to minimize surrounding noise, previously a persistent issue for projectors. It also has far-field microphones, so The Freestyle’s voice assistant will be able to hear people from the other side of a room.
Sound & Mood
The Freestyle comes with a 360-degree sound system and promises to deliver an immersive audio-visual experience. The Freestyle is also a smart speaker that can analyze music to pair it with different visual effects that can be projected onto walls, floors and anywhere else. The Freestyle enables to set the ambience with the ambient mode and prism effect using a lens cap.
Real Smart TV
The Samsung Freestyle is a projector with the functionalities of a smart TV and casting/mirror functionality for Android and iOS devices. It comes with built-in streaming apps namely Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney Hotstar & Prime Video. Through far-field voice assistant support, The Freestyle also lets users play music and engage in virtual assistant features even when the screen is off.
-When On: Control functions for Video Streaming
-When Off: Control functions for Music Streaming
The Freestyle is equipped with a button that syncs it with Galaxy devices. With just a push of a button, users can instantly use their Galaxy device as a remote control. It is equipped with a hassle-free wireless connection via Tap View, Airplay 2 & Micro HDMI port.
The Freestyle, you can create your own space for watching content at your convenience, whether indoors or outdoors.
Optimized Watching Experience
Freestyle makes big-screen streaming easier than ever, no matter how much space one has. One can enjoy watching content on a large screen anytime, anywhere. Using the Scale & Move feature, one can scale the projected display size up to 50% and move the screen without ever moving the projector. The Freestyle comes with 1920 x 1080 native resolution as well as support for HDR10 and can project from 30-inch to 100-inch, for a truly versatile entertainment experience.
The Freestyle Case – A waterproof and scratch free case – an essential accessory for mobility and storage.