Oppo unveils Air Glass and custom chip

Oppo unveils Air Glass and custom chip

Oppo launched its 2021 Oppo Inno Dahy by unveiling two products - the Oppo Air Glass and its custom chip, the MariSilicon X. The Oppo Air Glass is an exciting product, an assisted reality aR device that supports four different user interactions through voice, touch, hand motion, and head movement.

It is equipped with Oppo's proprietary Spark Micro Projector, Micro LED and a diffraction optical waveguide display.

The Oppo air glass is made of a monocle waveguide design that has a curved, minimalistic appearance. The company says Air Glass can be worn like a pair of regular glasses, and it weighs in at 30 g.

As Oppo describes it - the design of the main body of the Air Glass is inspired by feathers and the touchbar on the glass has been designed to look like the feather shaft. The design of the monocular waveguide lens is inspired by the wings of the cicada. The frame where the lens is secured houses all the components of the Air Glass, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100.

Oppo's Spark Micro Projector, made with Micro LED and five high-transparency glass lenses, helps deliver an avant-garde aR experience by integrating Oppo's very own Micro Projector, advanced Micro LED and custom waveguide technology. It is a 0.5 cc, features a glass lens module to provide better heat dissipation and stability. The projector is powered by Micro LED which has a brightness of up to 3 million nits.

Oppo Air Glass adopts a bespoke optical diffraction waveguide that supports two display modes 16-level grayscale and 256-level grayscale and can deliver up to 1400 nits in average brightness Two layers of sapphire glass are used to encase the waveguide on both sides, providing protection with improved transparency, Oppo explained.

The glasses are going to be available in two different types of frames - a silver half-frame and a black full-frame, and both sizes are going to be available in two sizes.

The Oppo Air Glass can be operated with the Smart Glass App on the Oppo Watch 2 and any Oppo smartphone running ColorOS 11 or higher.

When the Air Glass is paired with an Oppo Watch 2, users can use hand movements to confirm, cancel, and switch application cards and use head movements like noedding or shaking their heads to open and close notifications.

The Oppo Air Glass is installed with a variety of applications like Weather, Calendar, Health, Teleprompter, Translation, and Navigation. It has a translation function that takes the voice input from one user and translates, displays it into the target language and shows up in the display for another Air Glass user. Soon Chinese will be added to Japanese and Korean support.

Oppo has also been working with Baidu to customise applications like the Baidu Walk Bike Navigation, and the Explore Nearby. With Air Glass users, they can get directions for travel and information about nearby stores based on their location.

The Oppo Glass Air is going to launch in the Chinese Mainland market on Q 1st, 2022 and will be available in two colors - Black and White. It is going to be available with two custom frame accessories as well.

Levin Liu, Oppo Vice President and Head of Oppo Research Institute, said that Oppo has been exploring the possibilities of Extended Reality XR for a long time, and with Air Glass we have finally created a smart glass product that is truly within the reach of consumers.

Oppo phones can process images while keeping the details on the photo, thanks to the custom chip bandwagon with the MariSilicon X NPU. Oppo demonstrated at the event that the main focus is on HDR processing in the photos, which begins at the YUV stage, which leads to the loss of a lot of details. The HDR processing will begin at the stage where the image is in RAW format.

The Oppo MariSilicon X is built using the 6 nm process and can read and write at a speed of over 18 Gbps. It will allow AI Night Video Recording in RAW format, as Oppo said, a first for any Android phone.

The MariSilicon X NPU is going to debut in the first quarter of 2022 in a Find X device.

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