Xiaomi Unveils Consumer Smart Glasses with 50MP Camera and Micro OLED Display – The Path to Virtual Reality

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi today unveiled a pair of smart glasses that the company is positioning as an addition to an active lifestyle, targeting consumers at a price of 2,499 Yuan (~$370).

Dubbed the Mijia, the Google Glass device features one screen and two cameras: a 50MP primary camera and an 8MP camera, something the company says is capable of up to 15x zoom and 100 minutes of continuous recording.

according to sparrow newsThe Mijia has a Sony Micro OLED display that has a brightness of 3,000 nits and 3,281 ppi. The top of the camera/screen can also be clipped to a pair of eyeglass frames or worn alone.

Image courtesy Sparrow News, Xiaomi

The glasses are powered by an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, dual Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. An internal 1,020mAh battery is paired with 10W magnetic charging, which the company says can charge from 0-80% in 30 minutes.

The company mostly positions the Mijia as a pair of camera glasses for capturing everyday activities, although it’s hard to deny that the awkward, bulky form factor will make it difficult to wear all day.

The venue doesn’t seem to really focus on what the Head-Up Display (HUD) brings to the table, though the company says in marketing information that Mijia is capable of real-time translation, rendering “AR effects,” screen digital recording, and “features will be The others are also available online in a subsequent OTA update,” sparrow news reports.

Xiaomi is first targeting consumers in China with a discount on pre-orders, priced at 2,499 yuan (~$370). After the pre-order period, which is set to start on August 3, the device will be sold for 2,699 Yuan (~$400).

It is uncertain whether Xiaomi will market the Mijia outside of China, although the Chinese tech powerhouse is certainly ambitious enough to eventually do so. Although it is not a North American home brand, Xiaomi is in the top 5 global smartphone manufacturers, offering a range of phones with competitive specs in Europe and most of Asia.

However, there’s no denying that Mijia is more chunky compared to the futuristic smart glasses concept the company teased earlier this year (see below), which was closer to the size of actual glasses. It’s certainly less distinctive than the Meta Ray-Ban stories, which admittedly don’t include display of any kind and only allow 30-second recording sessions with a relatively paltry 5MP sensor.

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