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  • Xiaomi Smart Glasses have been launched.
  • The glasses come with a 5-megapixel lens.
  • Xiaomi has used MicroLED imaging technology.

Xiaomi has introduced its first pair of smart glasses called Xiaomi Smart Glasses. The announcement comes a day before the electronics maker is set to launch the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro in the global markets. The new Xiaomi glasses are capable of displaying messages and notifications, make calls, navigate, capture photos and even translate text.

The Xiaomi Smart Glasses feature a MicroLED imaging technology that helps them make look like a normal pair of glasses. The electronics maker has used a 0.13-inch MicroLED display on the Smart Glasses that weigh 51 grams. MicroLEDs also have a high pixel density and allow for a more compact display and easier screen integration.

Xiaomi claims to have used a display chip on the display that is around the size of a grain of rice. The display is monochrome, and it can reach a peak brightness of 2 million nits. The company also claims to have used an optical waveguide technology to “transmit light beams to the human eye through the microscopic grating structure of the optical waveguide lens.”

Xiaomi explained that there is a grating structure on the inner surface of the lens that allows light to be refracted safely into the human eye, and let it see a complete image. Xiaomi also shared a video of the Smart Glasses, that shows the display is in front of the eyes, and it looks quite futuristic.

The Xiaomi Smart Glasses use a 5-megapixel camera to capture photos and translate text in real-time through the company’s XiaoAI voice assistant. The glasses are very similar to the Snap Spectacles and Facebook’s RayBan Stories. They also illuminate an indicator light when the camera is taking photos. It can also be used for navigation with roads and maps displayed through smart glasses.

The Smart Glasses feature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support for connectivity. They run on Android platform and have a touchpad as well.

Xiaomi said that the smart glasses only displays important notifications such as “smart home alarms, urgent information from office apps, and messages from important contacts.” In the video, we can also see the glasses displaying notifications for messages and phone calls.

Xiaomi hopes that its Smart Glasses are accepted as an independent device and not a secondary display for your smartphone. However, it has not revealed the pricing of the Smart Glasses or its launch date. It will also be interesting to see what markets Xiaomi targets with its new Smart Glasses.

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