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Xiaomi releases new smart glasses

by on02 August 2022

Can you read the bottom line now? What about now? 

Xiaomi today unveiled a pair of smart glasses targeting consumers who might have a spare $370 lying around.

Curiously they are being targeted at those who have an active lifestyle, when those who had to wear glasses at school traditionally did not unless you consider running away from bullies exercise. 

Released under Xiaomi's sub-brand Mijia and called the Glasses Camera, the Google Glass-style device features a single display and two cameras: a 50 MP primary and 8 MP periscope camera, something the company says is capable of up to 15× zoom and 100 minutes of continuous recording.

Mijia Glasses Camera houses a single Micro OLED from Sony with up to 3,000 nit peak brightness and 3,281 ppi. The camera/display upper can be clipped to a pair of glasses frames or worn by itself.

The glasses are driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-core chipset, and includes 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, dual Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. An internal 1,020mAh battery is paired with magnetic 10W charging, which the company says can go from 0-80% charge in 30 minutes.

The company is positioning it mostly as a pair of camera glasses for capturing daily activities, although it’s hard to deny that the awkward and large form factor will make it difficult for all-day wear.

It is capable of real-time translation, displaying “AR effects”, screencasting, and “other features will also be online in the subsequent OTA update.”

Xiaomi is first targeting consumers in China after the discounted pre-order period, which is slated to begin on 4 August the device will sell for $400.

It’s uncertain whether Xiaomi is going to market these glasses outside of China. 

The new Mijia Glasses Camera is significantly more chunky in comparison to the future smart glasses concept the company teased earlier this year, which was closer to the size of actual glasses. It’s certainly less discrete than Meta’s Ray-Ban Stories, which don’t include a display of any sort and only allow for 30-second recording sessions with a dull 5 MP sensor.


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