Xiaomi debuts concept smart glasses that take pictures, display notifications and have AR capabilities just a week after Facebook unveiled their own $299 pair 

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  • Xiaomi debuts its concept for a pair of smart glasses in a teaser video
  • The clip shows off a sleek, black pair of glasses packed with 497 components
  • The device can capture pictures, display text messages and notifications, and even overlay AR graphics in the real world
  • Xiaomi has not yet revealed the pricing or release date for the smart glasses
  • Facebook launched its Ray-Ban Stories last week, priced at $299. Is

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Xiaomi on Tuesday debuted its concept for a pair of smart glasses, just five days after Facebook and Ray-Ban announced their models.

The Chinese electronics company released a teaser video showing a smooth, black pair of glasses designed with a total of 497 components, including miniature sensors and communications modules, which the firm says make the device ‘just a second screen’. makes more than

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Users can capture photos with a push of a button, view notification in the lens, and have AR graphics displayed on top of real-world images.

However, Xiaomi is yet to announce a launch date or pricing for its smart glasses.

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Xiaomi on Tuesday debuted its concept for a pair of smart glasses

DailyMail.com has contacted Xiaomi for more details and is yet to receive a response.

Several tech companies are working to come to market with a futuristic pair of smart glasses — and all aim to succeed where the first device made by Google failed.

Google released its Google Glass in 2014, but the device fell flat among consumers. Its creators failed because they neglected to define and validate the user market and what it was solving for them.

Snapchat’s parent company Snap also released its own smart glasses in 2016 called Spectacles, but were never really picked up by consumers.

The Chinese electronics company released a teaser video showing a black pair of glasses designed with a total of 497 components, including miniature sensors and communications modules, which the firm says make the device more than 'just a second screen'. makes.

The Chinese electronics company released a teaser video showing a black pair of glasses designed with a total of 497 components, including miniature sensors and communications modules, which the firm says make the device more than ‘just a second screen’. makes.

Users can capture photos with a push of a button, view notification in Lens, and have AR graphics displayed on top of real-world images

Users can capture photos with a push of a button, view notification in Lens, and have AR graphics displayed on top of real-world images

Companies seem to have learned from others’ missteps and are designing smart glasses that can be widely accepted among the masses.

The Xiaomi duo is designed to look like normal glasses, but have a slew of components that allow users to perform a wide range of functions.

Weighing just one ounce, Xiaomi smart glasses display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos and translate text directly on the lens.

The glasses include a MicroLED system that offers ‘higher pixel density and longer lifespan with simpler structure’ than OLED.

According to Xiaomi, MicroLED ‘allows for a more compact display as well as easier screen integration.’

The camera sits on the right corner of the glasses, which wearers press a small button on the side to snap a photo that's instantly uploaded to their paired smartphone.

The camera sits on the right corner of the glasses, which wearers press a small button on the side to snap a photo that’s instantly uploaded to their paired smartphone.

What really sets Xiaomi's innovation form apart from Facebook's Smart Ray Bans is the addition of AR capabilities to the glasses, which can provide wearers with a variety of real-world information.

What really sets Xiaomi’s innovation form apart from Facebook’s Smart Ray Bans is the addition of AR capabilities to the glasses, which can provide wearers with a variety of real-world information.

The graphic shows the features included in Xiaomi's smart glasses versus what Facebook's pairing offers users

Graphic shows the features included in Xiaomi’s smart glasses versus what Facebook’s pairings offer users

Xiaomi shared in one, “Under the microscope, the display is roughly the size of a grain of rice, with individual pixels measuring 4μm- able to fit the display snugly within the frame of the glasses.” makes.” Press release.

‘To allow enough light to pass through complex optical structures before reaching the eye even in tough direct sunlight, we opted for an ultra-efficient monochrome display solution, capable of reaching peak brightness of 2 million nits .’

The camera sits on the right corner of the glasses. The wearer presses a small button on the side to snap a photo that’s instantly uploaded to their paired smartphone.

The glasses also include a microphone for making calls and speakers, so they can hear the person sitting on the other end.

What really sets Xiaomi’s innovation form Facebook’s Smart Ray Bans apart is that the glasses include AR capabilities, which can provide wearers with a variety of real-world information.

However, Facebook has revealed that its smart glasses will cost $299 - confirming that the device is ready to hit the market.  Facebook describes Ray-Ban Stories product as a way to effortlessly capture, share and listen to your most authentic moments

However, Facebook has revealed that its smart glasses will cost $299 – confirming that the device is ready to hit the market. Facebook describes Ray-Ban Stories product as a way to seamlessly capture, share and listen to your most authentic moments

The social media giant teamed up with EssilorLuxottica, the parent company of Ray-Ban.

The social media giant teamed up with EssilorLuxottica, the parent company of Ray-Ban.

Ray-Ban stories: Facebook-powered smart glasses

Ray-Ban partnered with Facebook to create Smart Specs based on its existing range of eyeglass frames.

They are available in Wayfarer, Meteor and Round types.

The new technology adds a pair of cameras, speakers and a microphone array to the frame.

Unlike true ‘smart glasses’, which can share video directly or allow you to view content from the web in your sight, these record audio and video for sharing through a companion app.

Specifications

  • weight: 50 grams (1.7 oz)
  • camera: Dual 5MP
  • sound: open-ear speaker
  • microphone:triple array
  • companion app: facebook view
  • cost: From £299 ($299)
  • producer: Ray-Ban/Facebook
  • Available: 9 September
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However, Facebook has revealed that its smart glasses will cost $299 – confirming that the device is ready to hit the market.

Facebook describes the Ray-Ban Stories product as a way to seamlessly capture, share and listen to your most authentic moments.

The social media giant teamed up with EssilorLuxottica, the parent company of Ray-Ban.

Andrew Bosworth, VP of Facebook Reality Labs, said, “Ray-Ban Stories are designed to help people live in the moment and stay connected with the people they are with and the people they want to be with. ‘

‘EssilorLuxottica is nothing short of a spectacular achievement in this partnership and through their commitment to excellence we were able to accomplish this…

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