MWC 2024 Barcelona: Is OPPO Air Glass 3 to compete with Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses?

To invoke its AI functions, such as AI voice assistant, users will have to lightly pressing on temple of glasses
An undated image of glasses. — Pexels
An undated image of glasses. — Pexels

The sphere of immersive visual gadgets is observing a revival of augmented reality (AR), which is evident in the emergence of Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses and Apple Vision Pro. 

However, showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2024), the prototype of OPPO's Air Glass 3 “assisted reality” glasses seem to have the potential to scold, or outperform, the gadgets launched by Meta and Apple. 

The China-based mobile manufacturer has been disclosing “assisted reality” glasses for a while now, and this one displayed at the MWC 2024 is the third public appearance of the glasses. 

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OPPO's Air Glass 3 features 

One of the outstanding features of the Air Glass 3 is that it can access AndesGPT model with a connection established with a smartphone. Moreover, the ability to comprehend text, images, video, and audio to cater to a variety of user-specific queries.

To invoke its AI functions, such as AI voice assistant, users will have to lightly pressing on the temple of the glasses to activate the AI voice assistant.

The OPPO Air Glass 3 is a prototype that weighs 50g and boasts a self-developed resin waveguide with a refractive index of 1.7, providing a full-colour display with automatic brightness adjustment. It has dimensions of 164.84 x 164 x 48.4mm, using a magnesium-lithium alloy for the frame and a PA nylon material for the temples.

It supports features like music playback, voice calls, image browsing, and more, with plans for future software updates to include teleprompter, navigation, timer, translation, and health and fitness information. The product is not yet available for purchase globally, but it shows innovation in the smart glasses segment.