Xiaomi unveils futuristic smart glasses with a MicroLED display
Xiaomi has revealed a pair of conceptual smart glasses that aim to replace smartphones in the near future. Simply called the Xiaomi Smart Glasses, they look like a regular pair of glasses, but come with a MicroLED display.
On the surface, smart glasses don’t look particularly different from regular glasses, and that’s a good thing. ” Xiaomi’s smart glasses will look like traditional glasses, but will overtake other existing smart glasses in terms of functions The company said.
This is because unlike the just announced Facebook and Ray Ban Stories glasses, Xiaomi’s glasses do indeed have a 0.13 inch screen that can be used for augmented reality features. Xiaomi has chosen to use MicroLED imaging technology to ensure screen backlighting. Xiaomi claims to have opted for a monochrome display capable of reaching a maximum brightness of 2 million nits. In addition, the glasses are powered by a chip that measures only 2.4mm x 2.04mm. This houses a quad-core ARM processor and a version of Android.
Xiaomi’s glasses are not for sale
The company presents them as ” an engineering perspective on the advanced future “. This is a ” smart wearable device concept », And not of a real product with a launch date and a price, so do not expect to see such glasses arriving in the near future.
MicroLED is a self-emissive display technology that is widely regarded as the natural successor to OLED. However, its cost remains prohibitive today and it was only disclosed for televisions. Samsung, for example, unveiled “The Wall”, a 110-inch 4K MicroLED TV for more than 100,000 euros. We were also able to see the CSEED M1, an extraordinary 165-inch folding TV screen, priced at 400,000 euros. It will therefore be many years before this technology is affordable enough to be included in consumer eyewear.
In addition to the MicroLED screen, the glasses are also equipped with a 5MP camera which allows users to take pictures, and which also acts as a reader to read words and translate them in real time. There are also microphones built into the glasses which can also record foreign words and translate them in real time, so these glasses could effectively be useful when you are in a foreign country.