TCL unveils new Augmented Reality glasses at CES 2023

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January 5, 2023 – TCL, a provider of display technology and smart experiences, has announced at CES 2023 the launch of TCL RayNeo X2 augmented reality (AR) smart glasses. The company’s new glasses harness binocular full-color Micro-LED optical waveguide displays alongside an array of new interactive features to create AR experiences for users.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform, the TCL Ray Neo X2 is designed to tackle the industry challenge of making AR glasses look like conventional eyeglasses without compromising on tech specs. The glasses maintain a subtle and lightweight body for everyday wear while serving powerful all-in-one assistant features, from smart navigation and auto-translation to photography and music play, according to the company.

Display upgrades, including a high contrast ratio (CR) of up to 100,000:1 and an image brightness of up to 1,000 nits, generate enhanced visual effects and make the AR glasses ideal for both indoor and outdoor usage. 

The device also features a smart GPS navigation system that uses simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) together with gesture recognition. Its mapping showcases nearby landmarks as the wearer moves, with Bluetooth-enabled on-screen messages and call notifications that keep users updated wherever they go.

Additionally, TCL RayNeo X2 includes an AI translation feature that interprets multiple languages in real time. When speaking face-to-face, the AR glasses automatically detect and translate in-person conversations with subtitles displaying on screen, which can also be turned into immersive language learning experiences for the wearer. 

TCL RayNeo X2 features a hands-free integrated camera, which allows users to take stills, videos and time-lapse photos from a first-person view. Plus, smart features like image stabilization help to reduce shakes and movement, and auto night mode lets users take photos in low lighting settings. Content captured on the glasses can also be easily transferred to smartphones, according to TCL.

Howie Li, CEO of TCL noted that the company is also planning on building a comprehensive AR ecosystem for the RayNeo X2 glasses, which will include a series of original AR games developed by the company.

“TCL RayNeo has created the world’s first binocular full-color Micro-LED optical waveguide AR glasses,” said Li. “The technology RayNeo has developed will set the bar for future innovations in wearable AR as there is no compromise in top technology, style or ease of use. RayNeo X2 is the new frontier of AR glasses, and we’re just getting started.”

TCL has also announced at CES this week its TCL NXTWEAR S wearable display glasses, which are making their US market debut. The consumer XR glasses come with an equivalent 130-inch, high-definition screen that appears four meters away from the wearer, dual 1080p Micro OLED displays and a unique acoustic phase cancellation mode that delivers private, cinema-like audiovisual experiences.

TCL RayNeo X2 and TXL NXTWEAR S Availability and Pricing

TCL RayNeo X2 will be available for the developer community in selected regions by the end of Q1 2023 followed by a commercial launch at a later date, according to the company. TCL NXTWEAR S will go on sale in the US in Q1 2023 with an RRP of USD $399.

For more information on TCL and its consumer augmented reality and XR glasses, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: TCL

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