Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition showcased at MWC
Xiaomi has quite a presence at this year’s MWC conference, and on top of the global launch of the Xiaomi 13 series phones, we also got a showcase for a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses.
Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass, as they are called, is a concept pair of wireless smart glasses. They pair with your phone or any other device and offer an immersive AR experience without wires and dongles. Xiaomi’s AR glasses don’t have any built-in storage, so they need to be connected to a host device to work.
The glasses have two Micro OLED screens with a free-form light-conducting prism module that emits content to your eyes. They boast a maximum brightness of up to 1200 nits per eye. Xiaomi also incorporated three camera modules that are used to map the user’s surroundings.
AR Glass boasts electrochromic lenses with immersion mode for complete immersion in the virtual space and transparent mode that lets the user see objects from their surroundings. The headset has a magnesium-lithium alloy with carbon fiber elements and weighs 126 grams.
Like the Meta Quest Pro, the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 platform and supports the Snapdragon Spaces XR developer platform. Xiaomi also developed its own AR Gesture controls with spatial detection for precise controls and operation.
Latency on the headset is as low as 50ms with a paired smartphone, which Xiaomi claims is on par with the latency you’d expect from a traditional AR/VR headset connected via cable.