Back in 2014, Google started selling a revolutionary new product, its Google Glass smart glasses. Equipped with a 5 MP camera and a head-up display, the product promised to literary make useful information available at a glance.
Unfortunately for Google and all those who were excited by the idea, Google Glass didn’t turn out to be the next big thing in tech due to privacy concerns and technical limitations.
Now, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is reviving the concept in the form of its Mijia AR Glasses Camera. As the name of the new smart glasses suggests, Xiaomi’s target market are people who want to record videos from the first-person perspective and are comfortable with wearing a device that looks like a gadget from a Bond movie to do so.
The Mijia AR Glasses Camera smart glasses offer not one but two cameras. There’s a main 50 MP camera capable of producing sharp, high-resolution footage. The main camera is aided by a 8 MP periscope camera capable of up to 15× zoom.
On the other side of the Mijia AR Glasses Camera is a Micro OLED from Sony with up to 3,000 nit peak brightness and 3,281 PPI. We expect the display to make it possible for the wearer of the smart glasses to see what they’re recording in real-time.
Providing the necessary processing power is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core chipset with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and support for modern wireless communication standards. Xiaomi managed to squeeze a 1,020 mAh magnetically charged battery inside the glasses, and the company claims that it can go from 0 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes of charging.
Just like many other Xiaomi products, the Mijia AR Glasses Camera will launch only in China, and we don’t know if it’s ever going to be available anywhere else. Currently, the device is available for pre-order, and it costs 2,499 yuan (~$370). Once the pre-order period ends, it will sell for 2,699 yuan (~$400).