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OPPO Air Glass, MariSilicon X NPU launched at INNO Day 2021

Highlights

  • OPPO has announced the Air Glass assisted reality device
  • It also unveiled the MariSilicon X NPU
  • Both were announced through the INNO Day 2021 event in China

OPPO Air Glass and MariSilicon X NPU have launched in China today. At the 2-day INNO Day 2021 event, OPPO introduced these products ahead of the launch of Find N tomorrow as OPPO’s first foldable smartphone. The MariSilicon X has debuted as the most power-efficient imaging NPU, which has been designed to improve the quality of photos and videos on OPPO smartphones. One of its major highlights is that it can assist OPPO smartphones to capture 4K videos even at night. It will be made available on the next-generation Find X series of flagship phones that are scheduled to launch in Q1 2022.

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The OPPO Air Glass is a lightweight assisted reality (aR) device. It can display 2D information such as incoming messages or navigation instructions in front of the eye. This will make it possible to view such information without pulling out the phone. The Air Glass comes in half or full-frame options. Each one comes in two sizes. There is a magnetic port available inside the frame for snapping it on conventional glasses.

OPPO Air Glass features

OPPO Air Glasss

OPPO Air Glass is powered by the Snapdragon 4100 platform

Weighing around 30 grams, the OPPO Air Glass features a proprietary projector called Spark Micro Projector, which is equipped with a sapphire glass module. The projector is driven by the micro-LED technology to overlay information in front of the eyes. The Air Glass is fitted with an optical diffraction waveguide with 16-level and 256-level grayscale display modes. It supports up to 1400 nits of brightness, which makes it possible to view display contents in all kinds of lighting scenarios.

The Air Glass is powered by the Snapdragon 4100 processor, and it can last for up to 3 hours on active usage. It offers a standby time of up to 40 hours. It is equipped with a speaker and a pair of microphones. The aR device can be controlled through different ways such as touch, voice, and hand motion. In order to use it, users are required to install the Smart Glass app on OPPO Watch 2 or any OPPO smartphone running on ColorOS 11 or above.

The Air Glass offers handy features like a teleprompter mode and a translation mode. The built-in translator can translate between Chines and English. OPPO said that it will be soon adding support for Japanese and Korean languages. The Air Glass can show information from apps like weather, calendar, and health. In addition, it can display navigation instructions through Baidu Maps while walking or cycling. Lastly, the smartwear offers connectivity features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

OPPO Air Glass pricing and availability

The Air Glass will be made available in Q1 2022 as a limited-edition device. It will be sold in China only. It will come in White and Black colours.

OPPO MariSilicon X features

OPPO MariSilicon X

OPPO MariSilicon X will be available on the upcoming Find X series of flagship phones

Built with the 6nm manufacturing process, the MariSilicon X features an advanced NPU, IPS, and multi-tier memory architecture for top-notch image processing with lowered power consumption. The NPU is capable of producing 18 TOS of processing power and 11.6 TOPS per watt of power efficiency. According to OPPO, the existing Find X3 Pro flagship phone with the MariSilicon NPU offers 20 times faster 4K AI processing without losing battery life.

The forthcoming Find X lineup will be fuelled by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Instead of using SD8G1’s ISP, the Find X flagships will rely on MariSilicon X’s ISP since it carries support for advanced features such as 20-bit, 120db dynamic range in images, and real-time RAW processing in 4K video. There is an RGBW Pro mode onboard which assists the NPU to capture 4K Ultra HDR video and 4K Night Video. Instead of relying on the system memory, the NPU makes use of the dedicated memory that works at 8.5GB/s.

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