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Now Xiaomi's got smart glasses too, and they have a built-in display

Mashable 14 Sep 2021 07:21

Just a few days after Facebook and Ray-Ban unveiled their fairly pedestrian smart glasses, Xiaomi launched a pair of its own smart glasses, and these are quite a bit more interesting.

The Xiaomi Smart Glasses – that's the name – look pretty much like normal shades, and weigh a reasonable 51 grams, but they pack a MicroLED display built into the right lens, a 5-megapixel camera on the front, a quad-core ARM processor, a battery, a touch pad on the frame, and Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The glasses are running Android, though Xiaomi doesn't say which version.

The most interesting part is probably the display. MicroLED is a type of display similar to OLED, but with a higher pixel density, longer lifespan, and a simple structure, which Xiaomi claims allows for easier integration into the glasses. The display isn't anything too fancy, as it needs to allow light to pass through so you can see through the glasses — it's a monochrome display that can show you things like a clock, texts, and navigation instructions.

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