Oppo has just unveiled its Air Glass 2, a lightweight and durable augmented reality (AR) product, at its annual technology event, Oppo Inno Day 2022. The glasses weigh approximately 38 grams, support image correction and personalization features, and are almost indistinguishable from regular glasses.
The Air Glass 2 allows users to make phone calls, perform real-time translations, and can also be used with location-based navigation services. It can also be used by those with hearing impairments to convert sounds into text. It follows the launch of the Oppo Air Glass in December 2021. The first-generation Air Glass adopted a monocular split solution, with a customizable frame that can be adapted to various optical lenses.
The main body of the Air Glass 2 weighs less than 30 grams and the lens thickness is only 1.3 mm. The lens uses thin and light diffractive waveguide technology, achieving an average eye-catching brightness of 1,400 nits. It also uses a silicon-based Micro LED display with a single pixel of only 4 microns, with a maximum brightness of 3 million nits.
The Air Glass 2 is equipped with the Snapdragon 4100 wearable device platform, and with the portable charging base, the battery life can reach 10.5 hours. In terms of specific functions, the Air Glass supports weather reminders, schedule reminders, speech inscriptions, real-time translation, and walking and cycling navigation.
Oppo has announced multiple innovative products at its INNO Day conference, which began in 2019. Last year, it announced the Find N, its first foldable smartphone, and it plans to follow it up with a successor this year. Oppo is yet to reveal details about the pricing and availability of the Air Glass 2. There is a possibility it may once again be exclusive to Mainland China.
There is already an SDK for the original Oppo Air Glass, however it is not English-friendly. Whether or not we can expect the same with this second version is currently unknown.
Overall, the Oppo Air Glass 2 is an impressive and innovative piece of technology that could pave the way for more advanced and mainstream AR glasses in the future. It remains to be seen how the market will respond to the Air Glass 2, but it is definitely worth keeping an eye on.