OPPO announced a new augmented reality eyewear for the company's OPPO Innovation Day event in China. The announcement of the device was a surprise as it was expected to focus on technologies like 5G.
Virtual reality and augmented reality can also benefit from this next-generation networking standard. The high bandwidth and high speed promised by 5G networks definitely make it easier for the device to communicate with computers and other connected devices. All wirelessly, of course.
OPPO has not released many technical details about its augmented reality glasses, indicating that it is still in the development and prototyping phase. However, it revealed the presence of four cameras on the device – two fisheye-type cameras, one HD and one Time-of-Flight (ToF) – to give the user a comprehensive view of the world in various layers and angles. OPPO glasses also include support for 3D surround sound, which will aid immersion when the device is being used with certain types of content.
During the event OPPO demonstrated the glasses in use. During the demonstration, the device was able to detect hand gestures to control the objects on the screen. The glasses were not directly connected to a computer via cable either.
It is also already being sent to pre-order buyers
Augmented reality glasses are only part of OPPO's efforts to position itself as more than just a smartphone company.
The device has no set release date yet, but it will face competition from Microsoft's HoloLens 2 when it reaches the market possibly by 2020.
Check out a video of the device in action:
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