Chinese “Xiaomi” presented its new smart glasses, the concept of which, according to the company, seeks to “integrate all the functions” of a smartphone “into a device that we can wear”.
The Chinese company launched its concept of smart glasses on Tuesday, just five days after Facebook and Ray-Ban announced their smart glasses.
The Chinese electronics giant released a promotional video showing stylish black glasses designed with a total of 497 components including miniature sensors and communication units, which the company says make the device more than just a “second screen”.
Users can take pictures with the press of a button, view notifications in the lenses and project augmented reality (AR) images over real-world images.
However, Xiaomi has not yet announced a launch date or price for its smart glasses.
The Xiaomi glasses are designed to look like regular glasses but are packed with a range of components that allow users to perform a range of tasks.
The smart glasses display messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, take pictures and translate text directly on the lenses.
According to the manufacturer, the glasses have a screen built into one of the lenses, a 0.13-inch monochrome panel with microLED technology, which provides “higher pixel density and longer life with a simpler architecture” compared to OLED.
The screen measures 2.4 x 2.02 mm; About the size of a grain of rice, with individual pixels as small as 4 micrometers, allowing the screen to fit perfectly inside the frame of the glasses. And it weighs only 51g, despite the presence of a built-in camera with a 5-megapixel sensor, battery, processor, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
According to “Russia Today”, to enable the user to see the content even in sunlight, the Chinese company chose a super-efficient monochrome display, which enables it to reach a peak brightness of two million lumens, but its light will not be bright once it reaches the eyes.
The camera is located in the right corner of the glasses. The wearer presses a small button on the side to take a photo, which is instantly uploaded to his or her connected smartphone.
The glasses also include a microphone for making calls and speakers, allowing the user to hear the person on the other end.