The future of augmented reality smart glasses teased for so long by Snap's founder, Evan Spiegel, may be closer than many realize
The new version of Spectacles is codenamed Newport and will be outfitted with two cameras that allow the wearable to create AR content a report from the financial news network Cheddar.
A source in contact with the network claims Spectacles' new cameras allow users to use Snap's "AR lenses" and create 3D-like photo effects from footage shot from the Spectacles. 19659005] Spectacle's new cameras allow users to "use Snap's AR lenses and create 3D-like photo effects from captured images using Spectacles."
In addition to the additional camera, the device is said to be made of Alumi num and cost around $ 350, a steep jump from the current price of $ 200 in the latest version of Spectacles.
If true, the release would be just months after the release of Snaps Veronica and Nico versions of Spectacles, two new styles that abandon the original frame design and more like ordinary, fashion-oriented sunglasses appearance.
Although Snap has not confirmed the report, he would agree with Mirror's vision of aggressively tackling AR space
So far, it seems as if Apple could be at least a year or two away from developing its own AR Smart Glasses but startups like North already have level / high-style Smartglasses outlets in big cities.
And while North's Focals device is more of a heads-up display that acts as a notification tool, the fact that we now have at least one fashion-centric Smartglass brand on the Internet is likely to put companies like Snap under pressure , Rather than wait until 2019, Snap may soon provide what it can offer soon, or risk being late for the market, as others court the mainstream with a new kind of wearable.
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