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Xiaomi has just revealed its AR-enabled eyeglasses, a product branded Mijia.
Although it looks almost like a regular eyeglasses, it has been further decorated by a micro OLED screen to display information, as well as a 50MP main camera and an 8MP periscope camera with high resolution. lower.
The wearable also allows you to quickly capture images or record videos without trying to reach for your smartphone in your pocket.
Privacy is clearly not a concern here, as the periscope lens offers 5x optical zoom and one 15x digital zoom, plus optical image stabilization to help minimize blurs. blur and motion. The promotional image shared by Xiaomi also mentions an AI system that the company claims comes with smart features such as the ability to translate English to Chinese and vice versa.
As for the display, the Mijia Glasses Camera features a Micro OLED display from Sony, with a brightness of up to 3,000 nits and TÜV Rheinland certification for eye protection. The glasses can record continuously for up to 100 minutes on a single charge, thanks to a 1,020 mAh battery. You can also recharge the device to 80% capacity in 30 minutes, with the included 10 W magnetic charging system.
In terms of configuration, Mijia Glasses Camera uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 chip, 3GB Ram and 32GB of storage. The weight of the glass weighs about 100 g. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi. Some other AR features, such as screen-casting, are promised to be available in future expansion updates.
Customers in China will be able to pre-order the product at a discounted price of 2,499 yuan (about $370). The product is expected to retail for 2,699 yuan (about $400) in the future. The crowdfunding campaign will kick off on August 3. It is unclear if the device will be released in other markets.
While smart glasses aren’t a new technology – Google Glass was introduced a few years ago – this type of wearable is still not very popular. But that is slowly changing thanks to a series of innovations and the overall growth of the AR/VR market.
In fact, Apple is expected to introduce at least one mixed reality device in the near future, though it’s not yet known if the product will be more like smart glasses or will be a mainstream AR/VR headset. In the case of Xiaomi, the new product resembles Google Glass, but the company has not been afraid to put a prominent large camera on the frame. This design choice could spark new discussions about whether mounting a camera on one’s face is a good idea from a privacy perspective.
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