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New Google Glass smart glasses are cheaper than its predecessor (4 photos + video)


New glasses augmented reality Google GlassEnterprise Edition 2 was introduced by developers from Google. The improved model received a more powerful processor, a more capacious rechargeable battery, an updated camera and a new design of the frame. The price of the new model is 999 dollars, which is 500 dollars less than the cost of the previous version.

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The first model of augmented reality glasses GoogleGlass was presented by developers back in 2013. The gadget has become an excellent working tool for engineers and workers from various companies. The information block in Google Glass was placed above the right eye. The image was reflected from the prismatic unit, and the user could see the output information. Glasses are not a full-fledged device of augmented reality, capable of superimposing an image on real objects. Google Glass is rather an auxiliary information device for companies that use them in their activities.


The design of the new smart glasses is preserved.practically unchanged, with the exception of the rim, developed in conjunction with Smith Optics. The main innovations touched the hardware stuffing device, which runs on a quad-core 10-nm Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor with a clock frequency of 1.7 GHz, designed specifically for stand-alone AR-and VR-devices. The new chip was developed on the ARM architecture and has a dedicated unit for hardware acceleration of neural network algorithms, the Adreno graphics core and the Hexagon Vector digital signal processor. The image is displayed in 4K resolution with a frequency of up to 60 frames per second. The glasses have 32 GB of permanent memory and 3 GB of RAM and work under Android OS 8.0 Oreo with support for Android Enterprise Mobile Device Management.

Camera Sensor Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has8 megapixel resolution. New wireless standards are supported - Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. There is a USB-C connector with support for fast charging. The screen of the device received a resolution of 640 by 360 pixels. The battery capacity of 820 mAh (the predecessor of 570 mAh) allows you to work offline for 8 hours.


Google is currently starting to takepre-orders for Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, the cost of which is 999 dollars, while the price of the previous model was 1,499 dollars. The novelty is intended for customers from the corporate sector, it is not possible to buy them to an ordinary buyer for personal use.

Source: Google