The Nreal Light blended actuality glasses are transport in Korea alongside Samsung’s newly introduced Galaxy Note 20. LG Uplus will promote the glasses as a standalone gadget for 699,000KRW (round $586), and it’s bundling them with the Galaxy Note 20 or LG Velvet and a 5G knowledge plan for 349,500KRW (round $295). Preorders open on August 11th, and the headsets might be available in shops on August 21st.
The Nreal Light (additionally known as “U+ Real Glass”) is a light-weight sunglasses-style headset that tethers to a separate computing gadget — on this case, the Galaxy Note 20. It makes use of spatial monitoring and projected photographs to overlay apps onto the true world, and Nreal pitches it as a extra spacious various to a smartphone while you’re watching movies, enjoying video games, or studying web sites. It’s promising to help Chrome, Facebook, and Instagram, amongst different apps, at launch.
The shopper retail model comes with an array of nostril clips to suit completely different faces, in addition to a corrective lens insert and a black “VR cover” that blocks your outdoors imaginative and prescient to create a clearer image. Nreal beforehand shipped a $1,199 developer package that included a controller and a devoted mini-computer. The shopper model of the glasses will use a phone-based management system, and Nreal introduced that it will convey hand monitoring to the glasses sooner or later as properly.å
Nreal is considered one of only some firms nonetheless attempting to promote general-purpose shopper good glasses. Competitor Magic Leap — which sued Nreal for “blatant copying” earlier than having the suit dismissed in June — lately switched its focus to enterprise blended actuality. Google acquired the startup North and recently dropped help for the patron glasses North launched in 2019. Augmented actuality firm Tilt Five is seemingly nonetheless making ready to launch a pair of holographic glasses, however they’re particularly made for tabletop gaming.
China-based Nreal has additionally signed partnerships with Japanese service KDDI and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, together with a mixed reality incubator program with the latter. It hasn’t introduced plans for a US launch.