New Consumer Smartglass Operators Entering a Soon-to-Be Competitive Market

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4Q 2020 | IN-5997


OPPO Annouces a New AR Consumer Smartglass Prototype


In November 2020, at its second annual “Inno Day” event, Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO demonstrated its OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset, as well as its OPPO AR smartglass 2021 and OPPO CybeReal AR application. The new concept device is 75% lighter than its predecessor and is equipped with birdbath-type optics to enable more immersive experiences, with a 0.71-inch OLED panel, stereo fisheye cameras that support gesture recognition, a time-of-flight sensor, and one RGB camera. Based on company demos, the OPPO AR smartglass 2021 is a consumer-oriented device suitable for immersive experiences such as gaming, entertainment (including video streaming), and AR shopping. The company also released the OPPO CybeReal AR application, which enables high-precision localization and scene recognition.

Over the last two years, partnerships to enable consumer AR have been flourishing: smartphone manufacturers including Samsung, Xiaomi, Vivo, and Huawei have collaborated with South Korean glass manufacturer Gentle Monster; LG has collaborated with NTT Docom…

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