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After the Ray-Ban Facebook stories, Xiaomi’s smart glasses are officially here

Xiaomi has officially announced its smart glasses, which can allow users to take calls, view messages, notifications, browse, and even take photos, all in front of their eyes. Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun announced the “Xiaomi Smart Glasses” as they are known on Twitter and the company revealed more details in an official blog post about the new product.

Xiaomi’s announcement comes days after Facebook announced its own pair of connected glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban, called Ray-Ban Stories.

Xiaomi smart glasses: product features, specifications

Xiaomi smart glasses weigh 51 grams, and although they look like regular glasses, they rely on what the company calls “MicroLED optical waveguide imaging technology” to place the screen in front of them. user’s eyes. The glasses have a quad-core ARM processor, battery, touchpad, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth modules, Android operating system, among others.

They also have a 5MP camera on the front for taking photos and translating the text inside the photos. There is an indicator light next to the camera, which will light up when the camera is in use to indicate that photos are being taken. Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories have a similar white LED to indicate that a user is saving with them. But it should be noted that these do not use augmented reality (AR) capabilities.

Xiaomi relies on MicroLED screens installed inside the frame to display content. Much like OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes), MicroLED pixels are individually illuminated and thus enable brighter displays and rich blacks and have higher pixel density and longer lifespan while having a simpler structure. It also allows for a more compact display, which is of course necessary on smart glasses. But MicroLEDs are also more expensive, and it will be interesting to see how Xiaomi prices them.

They have a display chip inside that measures 2.4mm x 2.02mm, and the display is “about the size of a grain of rice” when viewed under a microscope. , according to the company.

The company said that in order to “allow enough light to pass through complex optical structures before reaching the eye, even in direct sunlight,” it “opted for an ultra-efficient, capable monochrome display solution. achieve a maximum brightness of 2 million nits.

He adds that with optical waveguide technology that refracts lights 180 degrees, the MicroLED display can accurately transmit light beams to the human eye. “It’s all done inside a single lens, instead of using complex multi-lens systems, mirrors or half mirrors like some other products do. Optical waveguide technology significantly reduces the size and weight of the device, thus allowing smart glasses to approach the form factor of traditional glasses, ”the company says.

Xiaomi smart glasses have a total of 497 components, including miniature sensors and communication modules, and may be more than just a second screen for the smartphone, according to the company. “It can also independently complement functions such as browsing, taking photos, telepromptering and translating text and photos in real time,” the company claims, but adds that the glasses are designed to minimize interruptions at times. inappropriate times and display “important information in a timely manner when critical.”

The smart glasses come with the company’s XiaoAi AI assistant as the primary method of interaction for users to interact with the device. The glasses will obviously not display all the notifications from your phone in front of the eyes. Instead, they will push the most important messages, such as smart home alarms, urgent information from desktop apps, and messages from important contacts, etc. to avoid disturbing users.

The glasses also come with an “built-in dual beam microphone and speaker” to enable phone calls. The glasses can also present roads and maps in front of users in real time.

Xiaomi Smart Glasses: Price, launch

Xiaomi has not revealed the price of these, nor the launch date. It is not known if and when these products will reach global markets, including India.

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