Aside from its ground-breaking 120W super flashcharge, and its first commercial 5G smartphone hitting the stores later in Q3, Chinese brand VIVO also at its MWC Shanghai showcased an AR glass. Dubbed the VIVO AR Glasses, the device is VIVO’s first 5G supported augmented reality device.
The AR glasses which connect to VIVO’s 5G phone is a lightweight headset fitted with two transparent 720p screens offering 6 degrees of freedom and 6DoF tracking.
The Vivo AR glasses come with VIVO’s Jovi digital assistant, feature three cameras – two depth sensors and one RGB sensor all of which communicate with the smartphone via USB Type-C port. To interact with the device, users can either select options with their eyes, which works a little slow right now, or they can use the phone to type, select, etc. while looking at the screen within the glasses.
Furthermore, VIVO says its AR Glass can be utilized for augmented reality games or viewing 3D video, and can also be put to use in office applications like in checking emails in AR, and lastly can also be able to display information about the people you meet, especially useful for those who like to know more about people before chatting with them.
VIVO says the AR glass is at the prototype stage, although it said the headset will hit the market in Q3 in 2019, perhaps alongside the VIVO IQOO 5G. Price details as well as roll out plans will be announced when it is market ready.