The Mobile World Congress 2023 goes much further than mobile phones, and this is demonstrated by the new ZTE Nubia NeoVision Glass, glasses that according to the manufacturer are augmented reality but actually behave like external screens for our devices.
The bet. ZTE’s proposal has the auditory and visual experience as its protagonist, and although there are some unknowns about the real benefits of this device, we are facing an interesting accessory for our mobile devices (and not the not-so-mobile ones).
The screens, protagonists. The manufacturer tells us about how these glasses have two Micro-OLED screens with 1080p resolution, up to 1,800 nits of brightness and a 43-degree field of vision. They also have TÜVRheinlan eye protection certification, something that is reassuring when it comes to wearing them for long periods of time. The manufacturer even indicates that they have a myopia adjustment of 0-500º.
As if it were an external monitor. At ZTE they indicate that the glasses allow connection to all types of mobile devices, tablets, laptops, game consoles or drones. Although its operation is not specified, these glasses seem to be essentially an external monitor that we connect to these devices and that allows us to enjoy a virtual screen of up to 120 inches.
integrated sound. The glasses also have dual speakers with Hi-Res Audio Quality certification. They use a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz and a bit depth of 16 bits, according to the manufacturer.
very light. The design is similar to that of some models of rimless sunglasses surrounding the crystals -in this case, the screens-, and it is in the temples where the hardware that governs these glasses is. The weight is still very low, only 79 grams.
augmented reality, little. Contrary to what Xiaomi presented yesterday with its Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, here there are no cameras that capture the outside world, so that augmented reality message is not accurate. We are essentially facing some competitors of the Lenovo Glasses T1 that we were able to test a few months ago: its function is to serve as an external monitor in the form of glasses, without more.
The price, a mystery. ZTE itself explains how “the glasses offer a virtual large screen that can be applied to various scenarios, such as personal mobile theater, game center, efficient office assistant and other application scenarios, helping to discover new experiences” . That confirms its orientation, but what we don’t know at the moment is its price or its availability date.
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