Xiaomi introduced a new concept for smart products. The new device is a Smart Glass that has capabilities such as calling, navigation, and even a camera for live translation and image capturing.
According to a spokeswoman for the Chinese tech giant, the firm currently has no plans to offer these smart spectacles. It did, however, provide a wealth of information and share films that hint to what the company’s future smart eyewear would entail.
The smart glasses have a traditional look but come with a monochrome MicroLED display and AR capabilities. When compared to OLED, the business chose this display technology because it has a “higher pixel density and longer lifespan while having a simpler structure.”
Moreover, MicroLED screens “allow for a more compact display, as well as easier screen integration,” according to Xiaomi.
While the new display technology has been hailed as a possible OLED replacement, it is highly costly and has only been seen in a few commercial items.
The display is the size of a “grain of rice,” with dimensions of 2.4mm x 2.02mm and a peak brightness of 2 million nits, according to official documents.
Such high brightness won’t reach the user’s eye completely, but it offered to make the information visible even in direct sunlight.
According to video teasers from the company, we can see several instances when the new smart glasses concept might come in helpful. This includes live translation, real-time navigation, notifications displayed directly on the screen, and other helpful features.
Particularly, the smart glasses can be used without a smartphone and are self-contained because they are Android devices. It has an undisclosed quad-core Arm processor, WiFi, Bluetooth, a battery, and a 5-megapixel camera, weighing only 51 gram.