Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has revealed its concept smart glasses that can display messages and information, make calls, take pictures and translate text.
The smart glasses, which have yet to be named, use high pixel density MicroLED technology to house a display chip measuring just 2.4-by-2.02 millimeters with a peak brightness of two million nits; The display itself is the size of a grain of rice.
MicroLED is set to be the successor to OLEDs. They are individually lit and allow for brighter exposure and deeper details in dark areas, but can have higher pixel densities and a lonely lifespan.
Xiaomi says the Smart Glass integrates 497 different components so that it can function “as a new smart terminal with independent operability”, allowing it to function as a camera with a 5MP lens on the front, navigator or teleprompter. can do.
It also has a built-in smart assistant called XiaoAI, which Samsung features on its smartphones just like Bixby, and the company says is the “primary interaction method”.
The company says they did “several in-depth discussions” to decide which features were most important, such as sending only notifications for certain updates like alarms or messages from important contacts.
The specs apparently feature a quad-core ARM processor, a touch pad, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and it runs on the Android operating system – which weighs just 51 grams.
The news comes shortly after Facebook announced its long-rumored ‘smart glasses’ in partnership with Ray-Ban, which features two front-facing cameras for quickly capturing photos and videos, but Xiaomi by augmented reality capabilities.
However, the social media giant has a more efficient pair of smart glasses in the works, which according to the company will “add a 3D layer of useful, context-relevant and meaningful information on top of the physical world”. blog post.
Facebook says the device can help with everyday tasks, such as finding keys, navigating a new city or “capturing a moment”.
Apple, which is launching the iPhone 13, has also been said to be developing AR glasses – although the coronavirus pandemic and a lengthy development process mean they are targeted for a 2023 release.
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