Chinese tech giant Oppo debuted a mixed reality headset at the 2023 Augmented World Expo (AWE) in California. Oppo MR Glass Developer Edition is designed for developers to practice creating custom applications and find the best ways to apply XR technology.
Oppo believes these headsets represent the next generation of computing platforms after smartphones. Oppo has been working on AR glasses for several years and last year the latest version came out – Oppo Air Glass 2, which looks like ordinary glasses. The new model is created and promoted with the participation of Qualcomm. It is based on the Snapdragon XR2 Plus platform and supports proprietary SUPERVOOC fast charging technology and heart rate recording function.
The headset, made of skin-friendly material, supports the technology of a “through” view of reality using two color cameras – Binocular VPT (Video Pass Through), is equipped with compact “pancake” lenses, and also supports a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The MR Glass Developer Edition headset is bulkier than regular glasses and comes with “ring” controllers reminiscent of the options offered by Meta*. At the same time, the Chinese company admits that the technology still has a long way to go. Although it has great potential, it may take several years before mass adoption.
For this reason, the company is trying to attract the attention of developers so that they can create applications that can popularize mixed reality. It is reported that there are no plans yet to commercialize the technology in the near future, but the company expects that over time users will wear the corresponding headsets literally all day long.
“AR will become something similar to smartphones. Because the ideal AR gear can be worn all day and takes advantage of all the features, it will one day be comparable to smartphones in market size.says Oppo.
Other companies are also interested in similar solutions and many of them are already developing their products. Microsoft is working on a series of HoloLens, Samsung has already announced that they are also creating a roadmap for developing their own mixed reality devices. This year, Xiaomi also introduced its own version, not to mention the long meta development.*. Rumor has it that Apple has been working on its model for a long time.
The Oppo MR Glass Developer Edition Developer Headset will be distributed as part of the Snapdragon Spaces project via EnlightXR in the second half of 2023.
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