Xiaomi begins to position itself in the augmented reality sector. The Chinese brand presents the Mijia Glass Camera, connected glasses equipped with a hybrid zoom x15 and a Snapdragon 8 chip.
The 2020s promise to be a turning point in the development of connected glasses. The sector is booming and big names like Google, Apple or Facebook have decided to invest massively. Recently, Google made the decision to go back through the back door by publicly testing new augmented reality glasses. Now it’s the turn of Xiaomi presents the Mijia Glasses Camera.
The Chinese giant is not at its first attempt, it had lifted the veil on connected glasses in 2021. This first attempt marked Xiaomi’s entry into the “smart glasses” race, but the manufacturer was not prepared to put its glasses on the market. hands of the general public. With its new project, Xiaomi goes further by offering glasses technically impressive.
Xiaomi sweeps the smart glasses market
Mijia glasses have a 50 megapixel camera (wide angle, quad bayer), as well as a 8 megapixel periscopic telephoto lens with optical stabilization (OIS). Furthermore, they would provide 5x optical zoom or hybrid up to 15x and 100 minutes of continuous recording. Inside, Xiaomi equips its glasses with a Qualcomm solution Snapdragon 8 core, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The connection is via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.
A 1,020 mAh battery powers the product, with 10 W magnetic charging. Xiaomi evokes a charge from 0 to 80% in less than 30 minutes.
On the design side, the Chinese manufacturer does not take any risks. mijia glasses remember Google Glass and features a classic shape, with the focus on the photo block. The glasses are meant to be lightweight and only show 100 grams on the scale. We also found a Sony Micro OLED display duo with a peak brightness of up to 3,000 nits.
In terms of privacy, the glasses have a LED indicator shooting button Located on the front, lights up to let others know when the user is taking photos or recording videos.
Excited, the Chinese giant evokes the presence of wearable technology “never seen before”. The glasses are designed to connect to smartphone through the Mijia app; allowing the owner to import photos, apply a filter or even share images. However, Xiaomi does not seem to revolutionize the sector and is mainly based on practical functions.
Mijia glasses offer a real time translation between English and Chinese, as well as intelligent recognition of animals and plants. Updates are planned to provide new features.
Price and availability
Xiaomi has decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its glasses. In China, the Mijia will be available for pre-order from August 3 through the Xiaomi Youpin platform. The starting price is set at 2,699 yuan (about 390 euros without taxes), with a special price for the crowdfunding campaign of 2,499 yuan (about 360 euros without VAT).
Discreet, Xiaomi does not specify if it intends to market its glasses outside of China. The manufacturer will probably wait for the first comments before considering an international release.