Social media giant Facebook is planning to launch its smart glasses soon. It would be Facebook’s first augmented reality-related smart glasses. The company had earlier signed a contract with Ray-Ban for its AR smart glasses. It is now believed to have made significant progress in developing the hardware. Facebook through its product wants to demonstrate that the smart wearable could be the next big technology after smartphones. Talks about Facebook’s AR smart glassed gained momentum after its Mark Zuckerberg recently confirmed that the hardware will hit the shelves soon. Facebook’s smart glasses are among the much-awaited tech devices this year. Zuckerberg at the Facebook Connect event last year first talked about the multi-year partnership with Ray-Ban.
According to Zuckerberg, the device could be launched in the fourth quarter. But there have been talks that it could be pushed to early 2022. This is mainly due to the pandemic. Facebook earlier said that its plan to launch the hardware early this year was significantly affected. However, the company is pushing for a launch this year itself despite pandemic-induced challenges. The company is developing the Ray-Ban glasses in a partnership with the Italian-French firm EssilorLuxottica. It is a leader in the industry. The company manufactures and distributes the best glasses, frames, and ophthalmic lenses, and sunglasses. It also designs other optical equipment for public consumption.
Facebook’s upcoming Ray-Ban smart glasses have not been classified as AR devices by the company. This may be because the hardware developed by Facebook could be a precursor to the truly AR glasses. The glasses will feature innovative technology. The company said that it will demonstrate the next-level technology along with a fashion-forward style. It will help people to connect with friends and family more dynamically. A smart glass does not require an integrated display. It can be controlled via a paired device. Facebook is yet to officially release the name of the product, its specifications, pricing, and other details. Facebook believes that its smart glasses will change the way people look at the world for the next-generation products.
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