Oppo announces Air Glass ‘assisted reality’ device
Oppo has introduced the Air Glass, an AR device that’ll go on sale early subsequent 12 months. Oppo describes the Air Glass as an “assisted actuality” product, versus augmented actuality, that means it tasks 2D info into your subject of view slightly than overlaying 3D objects onto the true world. (Sure, type of like Google Glass.)
The Air Glass has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 processor and weighs simply 30g (about 1oz) in complete. Oppo says it ought to final for 3 hours of energetic utilization and 40 hours on standby. There are two body designs, a silver half-frame and a black full-frame, and every is offered in two sizes. The within of the body has a magnetic port that permits it to be hooked up to extra typical glasses.
The waveguide show makes use of a tiny projector with Micro LED tech able to as much as 3 million nits peak brightness, although Oppo says the precise brightness shall be as much as 1,400 nits in common circumstances. It may be operated through contact, voice, hand monitoring, and head monitoring, in addition to by means of a Sensible Glass app on a smartphone operating Oppo’s ColorOS 11 or above.
Oppo’s proposed use circumstances for the Air Glass are comparatively modest. The corporate says it may be used for notifications and instructions, as you’d count on, in addition to options like teleprompting and real-time translation. The show is monochrome with both 16 or 256 ranges of grayscale relying on the mode, so the Air Glass isn’t going to be beaming wealthy content material into your eyes.
That stated, it in all probability isn’t going to be a mature, mainstream product, both. Oppo says the Air Glass will obtain a “restricted launch” in Q1 2022, and no less than at first it’ll be solely bought in mainland China.
The Air Glass was introduced as a part of Oppo’s ongoing annual Inno Day occasion. Oppo additionally revealed its first in-house NPU chip to spice up machine learning-related imaging efficiency; it’s known as the MariSilicon X and can characteristic in Oppo’s subsequent Discover X flagship within the first quarter of subsequent 12 months. Final week Oppo confirmed the debut of its first folding cellphone, the Discover N, although that hasn’t damaged cowl simply but.