Samsung has made projection news again with the release of the updated  Gen 2 Samsung Freestyle portable projector. 

Samsung announced the Freestyle Gen 2 at CES 2023 earlier this year. Unlike the upgrades we've seen from brands like Hisense with their upgraded Hisense PX2-Pro, the new Samsung Freestyle is not drastically different from its predecessor.

The compact 1080p mini-projector maintains its high level of portability with a weight of less than 2 pounds and yet is still capable of creating an image between 30 to 100 inches. The Freestyle projector features a unique 180-degree swivel cradle stand that lets you project onto pretty much any surface. All you need to do is point it at the wall and the auto-correction with fix the image so it's squared off.

This is similar to new lifestyle projectors like the JMGO N1 Ultra and Hisense C1

What's New With The Samsung Freestyle For 2023?

The answer is not a whole lot. But that doesn't mean there aren't some improvements.

If you're a gamer you'll see the biggest impact with the 2023 Samsung Freestyle.  The newest addition to the Samsung Freestyle Gen 2 is the inclusion of Samsung Gaming Hub, this lets gamers  access a catalog of more than 3,000 games from cloud streaming services such as Xbox Game Pass, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna and Utomik. No console needed.

You still need to subscribe to those gaming services, and the Freestyle doesn’t come with a video game controller so you'll need to bring your own.

The other change is that the New for 2023 Samsung Freestyle will come with Samsung's SolarCell Remote which uses light to charge the remote.

These moderate improvements for the Freestyle do increase our anticipation for the hopefully upcoming Samsung 8K Premiere Ultra Short Throw projector.