Now that Nreal has found a solution for functionality and form factor, it seems ready to surpass its competition with consumer smartglasses, as the third piece of the puzzle is now in the right place.
On Thursday at the Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2019 The manufacturer of smartglasses announced that the Nreal Light Consumer Kit, which includes the 1080p and 52 degree field of view smart glasses and a 3DoF controller, will be released later this year for $ 499 will be available.
• Hands-On with the Nreal Light, Smartphone-Assisted Augmented Reality Immersion
"We are pleased to finally make Nreal Light available to consumers, dramatically lowering the barrier to adoption and has introduced a new category for mixed reality devices that is finally reachable for the average consumer, "said Chi Xu, CEO and founder of Nreal, in a statement.
To reach its relatively low price, the Nreal Light Consumer Kit dispenses with the connected computer and asks consumers to bring their own device to the experience. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S1
"Nreal Light offers a lightweight XR viewer at a great price that allows consumers to take advantage of 5G, including high bandwidth and low latency to deliver impressive results virtually anywhere, "said Hugo Swart, XR chief at Qualcomm Technologies, in a statement. "We've worked closely with Nreal to ensure the compatibility of Snapdragon smartphones and ecosystem integration, to change the way people connect and consume entertainment, and to push XR forward to become the next generation of mobile computing. "
It has also been revealed that the Black Shark 2 gaming phone belongs to the select group of phones that can run Nreal Light.
"Combined with Nreal Light, Black Shark 2 will provide the most powerful mobile gaming experience," said David Li, global vice president, Black Shark. "We look forward to working with Nreal to usher in a new era of mobile gaming experience, and Nreal Light will completely immerse our users in a fully interactive gaming environment that puts you right in the heat of the moment."
In the consumer edition, Nreal will release a Nreal Developer Kit, which adds a portable computer to the package for a total price of $ 1,199. Starting in September, interested developers can sign up for a Developer Kit on the Nreal website .
Two versions of Light Smartglasses, Nreal, announced that it will be shipping a Software Developer Kit (SDK) in August. A beta version will be available in the months prior to the official release of the SDK. With support for the Unity and Android development environments, developers can use the SDK to customize their apps to their smart glasses and take advantage of the system's layer recognition, real-time rendering, and controller input. One of the first developers to use the SDK is NextVR. The company recently ported its International Champions Cup VR app to the smartglasses.
"NextVR is fully committed to the 5G XR Wearables ecosystem's freedom on 5G XR wearables through our first multi-view demo of the Nreal Light SDK," said David Cole, CEO of NextVR.
"With Nreal Light, users can enjoy immersive content and contextually engage with the real world, and when users focus exclusively on NextVR content, they'll fill their field of vision and immerse themselves in it Change for the industry and both Nreal and we are pleased to be at the forefront of this transformation. " Nreal Light Consumer Edition comes later this year for $ 499 ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>