“We have long believed that XR and 5G are a perfect technology pair and we congratulate Vodafone and Nreal on this incredible milestone," said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president, Qualcomm EMEA. "Smartphones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms have both the processing power and ultra-fast, low latency 5G connectivity to deliver amazing, immersive XR experiences. Combining Qualcomm Technologies’ leading solutions with Vodafone’s 5G network and the Nreal Light glasses as accessories to smartphones will take the mobile XR experiences for both consumers and enterprises into a new, immersive dimension.”
Nreal Light overlays digital applications on the visual equivalent of a large transparent screen in the AR glasses, allowing users to see, move and interact with their surroundings easily. The glasses are compatible with most existing Android smartphone applications to browse the web or shop, watch video, TV and sport, gaming or catch up on social media.
Then there is Norm. An award winner at last year’s CES, these AR glasses have an 8MP video camera and dual core processor embedded. These are set to ship in January or February this year, marking the move of AR glasses into the consumer market.