LG Will Launch AR Glasses With Ultra-Light Design in 2021
LG is allegedly collaborating with Japanese telco NTT Docomo on modern augmented reality ( AR) glasses. The LG AR glasses will feature a lightweight design, and are expected to be released next year, according to a report citing industry sources. The prototype is being produced for the LG AR glasses, and the finished version would weigh no more than 80 grams, the article said. The LG AR glasses with the lightweight design would aim to gain an advantage on the AR market, containing mostly bulky AR headsets.
South Korean publication ETNews has shared the progress. The South Korean tech giant has been developing AR glasses since 2018 as part of “devices that will help the company enter specific advertising audiences for the next decade,” according to the article.
As well as the brand, the primary aspects of the LG AR glasses remain vague. As more OEMs are embracing 5 G technology, sales of AR headsets are expected to increase in the coming years. The ETNews article also adds that the LG AR glasses will arrive in Japan for the first time
“Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an rise in demand for various AR content which families in Japan will enjoy,” the study states.
Similarly, it is also rumored that other companies including Apple are designing lightweight AR glasses. The Apple Glass is supposed to look close to regular glasses, and cost $499 (around Rs. 37,300), according to a tipster.
The tipster also added that due to safety issues the Apple glass would not feature cameras. Rumored to contain a LiDAR camera on the right temple are the Apple AR shades. It is believed that the UI present in the glasses can be managed by movements on the window, as well as by air movements before the glasses.
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