Sound, photo, video, augmented reality … The Xiaomi Smart Glass asserts itself as the most successful connected glasses of the moment. The microLED screen, directly integrated into the glass, allows them to look like traditional glasses, the technological arsenal in addition.
There wherehad wiped them – without real success with now dedicated to professionals -, with its designed in partnership with Ray-ban, comes to offer accessible connected glasses.
But these accessories are a far cry from what Xiaomi has just unveiled with its. As usual, the Chinese manufacturer puts the . This time he implanted a real technological in a pair of glasses of 51 g. Unlike the model of , they do not just take pictures and sound in connection with the mobile. Like from , they are perfectly autonomous. In addition to integrating a camera, microphones and speakers in the frame, the right lens is equipped with a true monochrome screen capable of displaying information.
It is a MicroLED panel directly encapsulated in the glass. The thickness of this glass would be the equivalent of that of a grain of rice according to Xiaomi, and thewould have a size limited to 4 . A feat! In the frame, the chip that manages this screen measures 2.4 mm to 2.02 mm. For photos and videos, a 5 megapixel photo is implanted in the upper left corner of the mount. On this point, we remember that in 2013, the had worried Cnil equivalents around the world regarding data collection. We will notice, moreover, that this no longer really seems to be a problem with the arrival of connected glasses from Facebook. On the Xiaomi side, to warn people nearby that the camera is on, a lights up continuously.
And since it is not only connected glasses, but autonomous, as can be some connected watches, the accessory also integrates a chip ofwith four cores. To animate the whole, a real system of leads the dance. It has everything you need to make calls, view important notifications, navigate with the and take photos and videos. underlines that the whole can be used to translate in real time what the wearer of the glasses has in front of the . A module , Bluetooth, as well as a GPS chip for geolocation are also present. To power this arsenal, a battery is integrated. The manufacturer does not say anything about its autonomy. Finally, Xiaomi also mentions the presence of a touch control area. We imagine that it is on the branches of the pair of glasses.
For the moment, Xiaomi is not announcing a release date for these technology-packed glasses. Perhaps they will never see the light of day because of the cost of certain components and in particular, that of the screen to. Moreover, the manufacturer has accustomed us to regularly unveil daring technologies that have never seen the light of day. And then, we must not forget that the 2 from Microsoft cost at least $ 3,500 and remain confined to professional applications. If Xiaomi manages to cut the prices on very successful smartphones, it remains difficult to conceive for this type of connected glasses whose component price remains for the moment incompressible.