Xiaomi unveils latest innovation: cutting-edge wireless AR glasses

AR is an amazing notion, but it’s unclear if the world has the processing capacity to make such a wonderful vision a reality. Undaunted, Xiaomi has announced the Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, a tiny AR headset powered by the same Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 processor as the Quest Pro. According to the business, these enormous sunglasses provide an attractive method to integrate the digital and physical worlds while, most importantly, without needing a physical connection to a smartphone.

Xiaomi made the hardware, which weighs 126g (4.4 ounces), with magnesium-titanium alloy and carbon fibre sections to minimise the burden. It also has a custom-made silicon-oxygen anode battery, which Xiaomi claims would lessen the user’s physical load. (One user disagrees, stating from personal experience that anything more than 100g pressure on your nose is still too much to bear for lengthy periods of time.)



The headgear has a pair of microOLED screens connected to a pair of “free-form, light-guiding” prisms that are so pixel-dense that your eyes won’t see the squares. The business boasts, though, that you’ll see less brightness loss than with other close-up displays, and can pump out a peak brightness of 1,200nits. For further realism, the front of the lenses are electrochromic, dimming automatically when you need to concentrate on the virtual environment.

The superior hand-tracking technology is believed to allow a new kind of user engagement in which our hands may control the digital environment. In a concept film, a wearer examines a smart light and turns it off by flicking a simulated switch hovering above the item. Users will also be able to, Minority Report-style, flick and touch around the internet (or video), and maybe utilise them for productive reasons as well.



The introduction of these glasses is also part of Qualcomm’s aim to increase XR devices using its Snapdragon Spaces platform. When coupled with a suitable device, such as the new Xiaomi 13, Xiaomi’s hardware claims latency so low that you won’t notice the absence of a cable. In addition, the business claims it would “work closely with developers to speed the introduction of AR,” which is critical in the still-developing area.

However, there is no indication on pricing or availability since this is still a concept item. As a result, unless you’re really patient, we wouldn’t advocate opening a separate savings account to save money for one of them.