Lenovo Releases ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses for the Enterprise Market
Lenovo has upped the ante in the innovation game and at the CES 2021 this week, the tech giant launched the ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses, enterprise-grade augmented reality glasses that could herald the start of a new desktop revolution.
These smart glasses constitute the first iteration of the enterprise-grade head-mounted displays for PCs. Analysts say such HMDs could revolutionize the next-generation of mobile PCs in the same way that flat panels revolutionized the traditional PCs.
A lot of the leading tech players are already putting their smart money in augmented reality, particularly for enterprise applications and Lenovo is not to be left behind.
The ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses are set to arrive at some point in the middle of this year. There is no information on the pricing yet, which is expected for a device targeting the enterprise market.
The ThinkReality A3 has a 1080p resolution and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR1 chip. It also features a pair of fish-eye cameras for tracking as well as an eight-megapixel camera that captures video for remote use.
The ThinkReality A3 Smart Glass will be tethered to a PC or to a few Motorola phones via USB-C. Motorola is a Lenovo subsidiary.
The new Lenovo smart glasses have been announced on the back of the announcement of the ThinkReality A6 head-mounted display with their more traditional form factor for AR HMDs.
According to Lenovo, the ThinkReality A3 could be put into various enterprise usage scenarios including in laboratories, factory floors, in hospitality as well as in busy retail spaces. It could also be put to use in certified turnkey applications on Lenovo’s Think Reality platform to power remote assistance, guide workflows as well as 3D visualization. The ThinkReality A3 will enable industrial workers to have lighter, flexible and scalable smart glasses that could boost productivity and safety while cutting down on the error rates in their daily tasks.
The future of Augmented Reality is in the enterprise sphere and Lenovo has clearly gotten the memo. Lenovo has previously dabbled in AR in the consumer space with its Star Wars Jedi Challenge headset but it seems it has now pivoted strongly towards the enterprise space.