Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, is one of the top companies in China in terms of smartphone technology. However, Xiaomi does much more than smartphones considering its pretty large device ecosystem. According to the company, a new product is coming. This afternoon, Xiaomi announced that it will unveil a new product that has never been seen before at 10 am on August 1. The official poster of the announcement subtly reveals eyeglasses. This suggests that the company will unveil a smart glassess. Well, it may not unvel just one smart glass, it may announce more than one smart glass.
Xiaomi Smart Glasses Explorer Edition
In September last year, Xiaomi showed a concept product, the Xiaomi Smart Glasses Explorer Edition. According to reports, the Xiaomi Smart Glasses Discovery Edition uses MicroLED optical waveguide technology to hide a sesame-sized MicroLED microdisplay in the frame. Through the advanced optical waveguide lens, the light can be transferred in space. To achieve miniaturization, the whole glass weighs only 51g. Furthermore, this smart glasses support functions such as calling, display, navigation, photography, and translation. The glasses integrate a quad-core ARM processor, battery, touchpad, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module, etc. In addition, the Xiaomi smart glasses can run the Android operating system.
Officials say that using the camera in front of the glasses, you can also realize the functions of fast “photographing” and “photographing translation”. Using the built-in microphone and the self-developed algorithm of the machine translation team of Xiaomi AI Lab, the function of “real-time voice translation” can also be realized. In addition, the company claims that the glass can convert words into text in real-time and translate them. If it is as efficient as Xiaomi claims, then it may be relevant for users with hearing impairment.
The never-before-seen new product that Xiaomi will release tomorrow is likely to be the mass-produced version of the “Xiaomi Smart Glasses Explorer Edition”.