Xiaomi has presented a prototype of smart glasses that can serve as a standalone product and do not need to be connected to a smartphone. The glasses are equipped with a miniature microLED display, support calls, are able to translate speech in real time, provide navigation and other functions.
As planned by Xiaomi, such smart glasses may well replace smartphones in the near future. The model, which has received the simple name Xiaomi Smart Glasses, looks like a pair of ordinary glasses without diopters. Nevertheless, the novelty supports the “optical microLED-waveguide” technology. According to Xiaomi, the model can be used not only for calls and navigation, but also allows you to view and send messages, take photos and much more.
The 0.13-inch display is hidden in the frame of Xiaomi Smart Glasses and has pixels of just 4 micrometers. MicroLED pixels are individually backlit for unrivaled brightness and rich blacks. The size of the chip responsible for the display is 2.4 × 2.02 mm. The model is based on a quad-core Arm processor and an Android operating system.
Xiaomi says they chose a monochrome display with a peak brightness of 2 million cd / m22… Thanks to the special system, the human eye will see a much larger screen, without the need for a complex system of lenses, mirrors or their combination, as in other products, explains Xiaomi in the blog.
In total, Xiaomi Smart Glasses use 497 components, including miniature sensors, and the interaction system with glasses is organized in such a way as to display only key information without interfering with everyday activities. The main means of interaction with glasses should be the voice assistant XiaoAI.
For shooting, a 5-megapixel camera is integrated into the glasses. An indicator is placed next to it, warning others about the shooting. There is also a built-in microphone, and a proprietary algorithm is capable of real-time speech translation and audio-to-text transcription.
Since this is only a concept, so far there is no information about the preparation of commercial devices, and even more so about its going on sale. It is likely that Xiaomi will not release a model in the near future, but will later use the technology in new developments.