NEW DELHI: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched its first eyewear product, the Xiaomi smart glasses, on Tuesday in a bid to compete with Google, Snapchat, Lenovo and Facebook.
Xiaomi smart glasses do not, however, immerse users in the virtual reality (VR) experience, but Xiaomi claims that it “is not just a” second screen “” for smartphones as it incorporates a total of 497 components, including miniature sensors and communication modules.
Xiaomi smart glasses weigh 51 grams and use MicroLEDs to provide a brighter display and deeper blacks.
“MicroLEDs have a higher pixel density and a longer lifespan while having a simpler structure. This allows for a more compact display, as well as easier integration with the screen, ”Xiaomi said in an official blog post.
It houses a display chip measuring 2.4mm x 2.02mm and each individual pixel measures 4 micrometers, and uses a monochrome display solution that is said to achieve a maximum brightness of 2 million nits.
Xiaomi said it had arrived at four use cases after extensive discussions, including “key notification”, “phone call”, “navigation” and “photo translation”. He added that XiaoAi AI Assistant will be the main method of interaction.
Moreover, it also contains a 5MP camera on the front which can be used to take photos and translate text on photos.
Using the built-in microphone and the proprietary translation algorithm, Xiaomi Smart Glasses is able to transcribe audio to text with real-time translations.
The smart glass is powered by a quad-core ARM processor and contains a battery, touchpad, Wi-Fi / Bluetooth modules, among others. It works on the Android operating system.