Xiaomi has surpassed Apple and introduced the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition augmented reality headset, which also has video and movie features.
“Introducing our latest breakthrough in AR technology - Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition! With low-latency wireless connectivity, retina-level near-eye display for AR glasses, and Xiaomi AR Gesture Control, the era of wireless AR starts now,” Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, wrote on Twitter.
In other posts, he revealed that the body of the device is made of carbon fiber and magnesium-lithium alloy. These materials, of course, are not as strong as a solid aluminum body, but they are very light, thanks to which the device weighs only 126 grams (according to reports, the temples of glasses can not be folded). In addition, the glasses are equipped with a "retina-level" display and an innovative control system.
As for other characteristics of the glasses, according to the info from Mobile World Congress 2023 (MWC 2023), they are built on the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 platform and are equipped with Xiaomi's proprietary wireless technology, which provides minimal latency not exceeding 50 ms.
The glasses feature a sophisticated optical module with a pair of MicroOLED screens and light-conducting prisms to provide clear images. Brightness is up to 1200 cd/m2. The electrochromic lenses of the glasses can adapt to different lighting conditions as well as provide an easy "transition" between the real and virtual worlds. For example, the lenses offer a blackout mode, providing a more immersive experience, and a transparent mode that combines reality and virtual elements.
As for the innovative control system, Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses can be controlled with microgestures, without using a smartphone: so you can perform operations such as selecting and opening apps, scrolling through pages and exiting apps to return to the home page and even typing.
Glasses support many widescreen apps: popular apps like TikTok and YouTube can optimize the use of the glasses' display area, effectively turning them into a portable big screen.
The Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass can also be used to shoot videos: images of the glasses circulating in the media show two large cameras on the left and right and a small camera right in the middle.
It is also known that the glasses are compatible with Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces development platforms, OpenXR and Microsoft MRTK.
The price and release date of the new glasses are not known yet.