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(Pocket-lint) - Say hello to the world's first laser projection smartphone, the Lenovo Smart Cast.

Projection keyboards have always been accessories. Not so with the Smart Cast, which incorporates a built-in Pico projector along with a gesture-based control system directly into the phone so you've always got it with you. 

It means you can now transform any surface into a smart display thanks to a built-in kick-stand and variable bracket projector. But it doesn't stop there, as the gesture-based controls mean you can type or - as we were shown on stage at Lenovo Tech World - play a virtual keyboard in real-time. There appears to be little to little to no latency too, which can be a problem in some accessory systems such as this.

When the rumour mill suggested the iPhone 6 would come with a projection keyboard (which, incidentally, never happened) the internet lit up. But Lenovo has actually gone and done it; Smart Cast is a real product.

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However, there are scarce details at present. Beyond the bonkers choice of name and a description of "cat-like features" presented in one slide that's as much as we've got to go on for now. More details to follow as and when (and if) we have them.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on 28 May 2015.