Facebook collaborates with Ray-Ban to manufacture Augmented Reality (AR) smart glasses.
The global market will get a hold of it on September 9.
The partnership between Facebook and Ray-Ban was officially announced more than a year ago.
The eyewear company released a trailer for the same. The smart glasses will not be available in India, at least for now.
The company applied for a patent for a pair of AR glasses called Aria nearly a month after the announcement.
Last month, a document leaked by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) disclosed some details of the device.
Assuming this is a Project Aria device, it should run on a Qualcomm chip. It should also have a proximity sensor and a camera sensor.
The camera sensor is the same as the one used by Facebook in the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
They can also use the magnetic connector to charge the glasses.
AR glasses like this, together with Facebook’s clock-like sensors, are in sync with the company’s plans to establish a “Metaverse”.
This is a virtual world that humans can interact with, like the sci-fi movie Ready Player One.
The company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg informed investors of these plans in Facebook’s second-quarter earnings report.
Zuckerberg also released some trailers on his own social media accounts. Some speculated that this is the first demonstration of the upcoming Ray-Ban AR glasses.
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