OPPO introduces Air Glass with Spark Micro Projector
OPPO officially unveiled the OPPO Air Glass during INNO Day 2021. The aR (assisted reality) device supports four different user interactions through touch, voice, head movement, and hand motion, allowing users to have faster and easier access to the information they need.
OPPO Air Glass is equipped with OPPO self-developed Spark Micro Projector, cutting-edge Micro LED, and a bespoke diffraction optical waveguide display.
OPPO Air Glass is built around a monocle waveguide design. Based on OPPO’s design philosophy, Air Glass features free-flowing curves, resulting in a lightweight and minimalist appearance. Weighing approximately 30g, OPPO Air Glass is one of the lightest monocle waveguide devices in the industry.
The design of the main body takes its inspiration from feathers — light, sleek and curved, with a touch bar that resembles an elegant feather shaft. The design of the monocular waveguide lens, on the other hand, is inspired by the wings of the cicada. The lens is secured to light and slim frame, which houses all the components, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform.
Spark Micro Projector
At the heart of OPPO Air Glass display system is OPPO’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector, one of the most compact projection systems in the industry which is merely 0.5cc, or roughly the size of a coffee bean. The projector features a CNC metal enclosure with a glass lens module to provide better heat dissipation and stability. The projector is powered by a cutting-edge Micro LED, which has a brightness of up to 3 million nits.
OPPO Air Glass adopts a bespoke optical diffraction waveguide, supporting two display modes – 16-level grayscale and 256-level grayscale – and can deliver up to 1400 nits in average brightness, ensuring a vivid and sharp visual display in different lighting conditions. Additionally, two layers of sapphire glass are used to encase the waveguide on both sides, providing protection with improved transparency.
OPPO Air Glass can be operated using the Smart Glass App on OPPO Watch 2 and any OPPO smartphone installed with ColorOS 11 or above versions. It also supports four intuitive methods of interaction: touch, voice, hand motions, and head movements.
When Air Glass is paired with an OPPO Watch 2, users can also use hand movements to confirm, cancel, and switch application cards. Moreover, for a whole new way of interaction, head movements can be recognized by Air Glass, for example gently nodding or shaking the head can open and close notifications respectively.
Another innovative application of Air Glass is the Teleprompter, which allows an adaptive text display to make your presentation at work or in public a breeze.
Through the Navigation, users can receive instructions for travel by foot or bike, while Explore Nearby can display information about nearby stores and other attractions based on a user’s location and orientation. Currently, this only works with Baidu.
OPPO Air Glass is due to launch in Q1 2022 in the Chinese Mainland market. The device will be available in two colors Black or White, along with two custom frame accessories.