Xiaomi shows off the Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, a pair of smart glasses that can be controlled by gestures and have a “one-switch to virtual mode” feature, among other features.
Chinese tech companies often beat their competitors to new innovations, and Xiaomi has done the same thing with its Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition. Even though there aren’t many specs, Xiaomi’s founder and CEO, Lei Jun, has talked about a few features. Let’s talk about them.
The new Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition has special lenses that let people switch between the real world and virtual ones.
Apple hasn’t shown off its first AR headset yet, and it has stopped working on smart glasses. This gives Xiaomi the chance to show off the Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition. Lei used the chance to talk about some of the features of the device, such as its lightweight chassis made of carbon fiber and magnesium-lithium alloy. You may have heard that these materials are used to make laptops that are thin and light.
Even though carbon fiber and magnesium-lithium alloy are not nearly as durable as a unibody aluminum chassis, they are both much lighter than aluminum, which is why they are the best choice for the Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition. The CEO didn’t say much about the specs of the smart glasses, but we think Xiaomi will likely rely on Qualcomm to provide SoCs that are designed to power AR and VR experiences.
Images from the press show that the glasses have two big cameras on the left and right sides and a small one in the middle. All three sensors will probably send data about what the wearer sees and turn it into simulations for the wearer. Compared to Apple’s AR headset, which is said to have 15 cameras, a pair of glasses with only three cameras might not be enough.
In the press photos, Xiaomi shows that it will use electrochromic lenses, which allow users to switch between the real world and the virtual world whenever they want. The modes could be changed with a dedicated button, but Xiaomi’s CEO didn’t say anything about this. The Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition’s launch date and price were also disappointing. It’s possible that the Chinese company just wanted to get people’s attention on future products that might not even exist, even if it meant putting them in the spotlight.
In any case, let us know in the comments what you think of Xiaomi’s work. Apple is behind the competition, but that’s because the tech giant doesn’t want to release a half-done product to the public after spending millions on research and development.