Nreal Light: AR glasses will hit the market this year

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Summary

  • A strong competitor to Magic Leap One
  • Nreal Light compatible with 5G in 2020

We had already presented the Nreal Light, augmented reality glasses. The startup behind this project has updated its website by indicating the price of this very interesting product. The mainstream model will cost $ 499, while the developer version is worth $ 1199.

This kit will include the Nreal Light glasses, a controller and a computing unit simulating the performance of a smartphone. Important information to remember, they will be available this year 2019 in limited quantities. The developer version will be delivered from September, the other at the end of the year.



A strong competitor to Magic Leap One

Indeed, these augmented reality glasses plug into a phone equipped with a Snapdragon 855 processor. This SoC powers smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Lenovo Z5 Pro, the OnePlus 7 Pro or the Xiaomi Mi 9.

The Nreal Light sits somewhere between the name's first Google Glass and the Magic Leap One. You can watch videos on a virtual screen or place 3D objects all around you. The 1080p 60 fps laser projectors offer a 52 degree field of view. However, the device weighs just 88 grams. We are far from the 579 grams of the HoloLens.

Nreal Light compatible with 5G in 2020

However, first-time buyers will not benefit from the full capabilities of the augmented reality accessory. Indeed, a second marketing phase will take place in 2020. Why? Simply because the Nreal have just obtained the XR certification from Qualcomm. Users will then be able to enjoy high quality videos, games and software thanks to 5G. Operators like Swisscom, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, LG Uplus and Softbank will support the product. The majority of the partners are Asian, which makes perfect sense. Nreal is indeed based in China.



It remains to be seen what applications will accompany the marketing of Nreal Light. It would be silly not to be able to use it.



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