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Huawei to unveil AR glasses in the next one to two years

By Cookie Monster - on 15 Nov 2018, 12:30am

Huawei to unveil AR glasses in the next one to two years

Huawei is joining the likes of Facebook and Apple to bring augmented reality (AR) glasses in the next one to two years. 

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, revealed in an exclusive interview with CNBC that the company is working on AR glasses which will bring the AR experience to the next level for consumers. 

"With this AR, you can have AR glasses working with phone, maybe you can watch more of a large area," Yu said.

"In the beginning you may feel AR … is nothing. But in the future you will see more and more the value of that," he added.

To help consumers understand and embrace AR, Yu stated that Huawei will bring more AR experiences to the phones before expanding into glasses. He also believes that the industry will commercialize AR glasses in the next one to two years and Huawei "will bring a better user experience product". 

The interest in AR is growing among major technology companies. Apple has been reportedly working on digital glasses for a number of years and a potential partner could be Carl Zeiss. In August 2017, the Financial Times reported that Apple was testing different AR prototypes which include a pair of 3D glasses with 3D cameras.

Earlier this year, CNET claimed that Apple is working on a wireless headset which is capable of supporting AR and VR technology. It is expected to be launched in 2020. Apple also acquired AR headset startup Vrvana for US$30 million in November last year and Akonia Holographics in August this year. 

Facebook's Building 8 team is rumored to be working on four advanced technology projects ranging from augmented realities and cameras to more ambitious endeavors like brain scanning technology. The team lead, Regina Dugan used to spearhead Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group. 

Source: CNBC