Nreal AR Glasses Pre-Orders Shipping from December
This week, Nreal announced the opening of the pre-orders for its Nreal Light developer kits which have been priced at $1,195. With this, the AR glasses will begin shipping from December on a rolling basis and will be available on the company’s own website without a previous application.
The Nreal Light augmented reality glasses are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 development kit and are thus based on the Android operating system. This allows developers to build mixed reality applications.
Apart from the Snapdragon 845, the developer version of the glasses also features a 3DoF controller that has a touchpad and vibration motor. The whole package goes for $1,195.
The worldwide shipping for the glasses begins in December and should go on continuously afterwards. Upon placing an order, customers will receive information on when they can expect the delivery of the glasses. According to Nreal founder Chi Xu, the existing augmented reality apps will be ported to Nreal hardware.
For shortsighted users, Nreal will provide a set of corrective lenses that will include 15 spare lenses which will be available in different thicknesses. These will cost $500.
A consumer version of the augmented reality glasses will arrive in the first half of 2020 and will cost $500. However, it will not include a pocket computer. Instead, users will have to connect smartphones like Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy S5, Xiaomi Mi.9, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 ThinQ and LG V50 ThinQ. It will be connected as a player using a USB-C connection.
The augmented reality glasses can also be interfaced with a PC. However, Nreal wants to market the Nreal Light glasses as a monitor replacement. They have a resolution of 1080p per eye and a field of view (FOV) of 52 degrees.
Nreal Light specifications
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- Field of View: 52 degrees
- Degrees of Freedom: 6DoF for the AR glasses and 3DoF for the controllers.
- Display: 1080p resolution per eye and brightness of up to 1000 nits.
- Connection: USB-C to various devices including smartphone/pocket computer/Windows PC
- Battery life: Up to three hours on the pocket computer.
- Mass: 88 grams for the augmented reality glasses.
The Nreal Light development kit includes the following:-
- Nreal Light glasses x 1
- Nreal Light Controller x 1
- Nreal Light Computing Unit x 1
- Corrective Lens Frames x 1
- Nose Pads x 3
- The Clip x 1
- USB-C Cable x 1
- Charger x 1
- USB-C Cable x 1
- Nose pads x 3
- Nreal Light Glasses Cleaning Cloth x 1
- User Guide x 1
The company will notify you on the delivery slot that you will have secured once you have placed an order for your Nreal Light developer kit.