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Xiaomi launches MicroLED-powered Smart Glasses


Following Facebook's launch of smart glasses, Xiaomi is also set to challenge the Menlo Park firm in the wearables arena by launching its own smart glasses. The device will be able to take photos, display messages and notifications, make calls, provide navigation, and translate text in real-time right in front of your eyes.

Xiaomi's Smart Glasses weigh just 51g and are powered by a quad-core ARM processor. MicroLED imaging technology is used in the device, and the firm has listed a couple of reasons for that. Firstly, this lets Xiaomi lower the design space needed in structural design, which also lightens up the device. Secondly, MicroLEDs have an inherent emissive property, allowing brighter displays and deeper blacks, so they can have a higher pixel density and longer life while maintaining a simpler structure.

The display chip integrated into the device measures 2.4mm x 2.02mm and has individual pixels sized at just 4μm. Photos taken through the wearable can't be viewed in color using them, as Xiaomi has used a monochrome display solution, saying that this has been done "to allow sufficient light to pass through complicated optical structures."

Xiaomi didn't reveal a launch date or the price of the wearable in the press release.

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