Nreal Light augmented reality glasses are shipping to Korea alongside the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note. The LG Uplus will sell the glasses as a standalone device for 699,000KRW (about $ 586), and will combine them with the Galaxy Note 20 or LG Velvet and a 5G Data Plan for 349,500KRW (about $ 295). The vanguards open on August 11, and the headphones will be available in stores on August 21.
Nreal Light (also referred to as “U + Real Glass”) is a sunscreen style headset that connects to a special computing device – in this case, the Galaxy Note 20. It uses spatial tracking and images provided for it. wearing apps over the real world, and Nreal puts it as a wider alternative to a smartphone when watching videos, playing games or reading websites. Promising promising to support Chrome, Facebook and Instagram, among other apps, on launch.
The retail version of the customer comes with a set of nose clips to fit different faces, as well as a corrective lens insert and a black “VR cover” that blocks your external vision to create a clearer view. Nreal previously shipped a $ 1,199 developer plot that included a dedicated controller and minicomputer. The glasses-consuming version will use a phone-based control system, and Nreal announced it would bring hand-tracking to the glasses at some point as well.
Nreal is one of only a few companies still trying to sell consumer smart glasses for general purpose. The Magic Leap competition – which sued Nreal for “vague copying” before the lawsuit was dismissed in June – recently shifted its focus to the mixed reality of enterprises. Google won the North launch and recently dropped support for North consumer glasses launched in 2019. The Augmented Tilt Five reality company is apparently still preparing to release a pair of holographic glasses, but they are made specifically for tabletop games.
China-based Nreal has also signed partnerships with Japanese carrier KDDI and Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, including an incubator program mixed with the latter. He has not announced plans to launch the US.