The Xiaomi Smart Glasse is expected to display messages and notifications, making calls, providing navigation and translating text right in real-time in front of your eyes and taking photos.
In addition, the glasses has an indicator light that shows when the 5-megapixel camera is in use and at 51 grams, though, it's a bit heavier than Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories.
The devices are powered by a quad-core ARM processor and run on Android. They also use MicroLED imaging technology, which is known for having a higher brightness and longer lifespan than OLED. The company says the technology has a simpler structure that enabled it to create a compact display with individual pixels sized at 4μm.
Users won't be able to view the images you take in color, though — Xiaomi says it opted to use a monochrome display solution "to allow sufficient light to pass through complicated optical structures."
"The grating structure etched onto the inner surface of the lens allows light to be refracted in a unique way, directing it safely into the human eye. The refraction process involves bouncing light beams countless times, allowing the human eye to see a complete image, and greatly increasing usability while wearing. All this is done inside a single lens, instead of using complicated multiples lens systems, mirrors, or half mirrors as some other products do."
According to Xiaomi, the new Smart Glasses is independently capable of many things, such as selecting the most important notifications to show you, including smart home alarms and messages from important contacts. The device's navigation capability can display maps and directions in front of your eyes. It can also show you the number of whoever's currently calling your phone, and you can take the call using the smart glasses' built-in mic and speakers.
Xiaomi’s exclusive translating algorithm can translate speech picked up by the glasses mic in real-time. The translation feature also works' on written text and text on photos captures through its camera.