On its Inno Day event, Oppo released the new Air Glass, an augmented reality (AR) device estimated to go on sale early next year. The wearable will be marketed as an “assisted reality” product.
The assisted reality device works like the ditched Google Glass. It projects 2D information into the fovea, meaning your field of view instead of 3D objects like AR glasses. It’s kind of a head-mounted HUD.
Oppo thinks the Air Glass will be used to view notifications, navigation directions, teleprompting, and even real-time translations.
The Oppo Air Glass is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 chip the device extracts around 3 hours of use time or 40 hours of standby from the onboard battery. It weighs approximately 30 grams (1 oz) making it remarkably light.
It features a waveguide grayscale display with a tiny projector reliant on microLED technology. The display can reach a peak brightness of 3 million nits. The display is capable of 16 or 256 levels of grayscale depending on the mode it is in.
On the front, Oppo Air Glass comes in two frame variations — a silver half-frame and a black full-frame. The frame can magnetically attach to conventional eyewear too.
The Oppo Air Glass can be controlled using voice commands, touch, hand gestures, and head tracking. The wearer can also use a Smart Glass companion app designed for smartphones running ColorOS 11 or newer versions.
The Oppo Air Glass is a niche product. The company is aiming for a limited edition release in Q1 2022. For starters, it will only be sold in d China.
The price tag is yet unknown.