Xiaomi officially released Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses Explorer Edition at the 2023 MWC World Mobile Communications Congress.
Xiaomi’s founder, Lei Jun, subsequently introduced the Xiaomi AR glasses further on his WeChat account. Lei stated that the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses Explorer Edition is a “people-centered” AR device with an extremely lightweight design. It utilizes wireless distributed computing, has a retina-level environment-adaptive display, and can connect to a mobile phone with a single touch. It also supports innovative micro-gesture interaction, complete large-screen application ecology, and rich interconnectivity functions.
For wireless connectivity, Xiaomi has utilized its self-developed high-speed interconnect bus. Lei Jun stated that relying on self-developed low-latency communication links and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces, the communication delay between the phone and the glasses is less than 3ms, and the entire link delay is as low as 50ms, which is comparable to wired solutions. In terms of interaction, Xiaomi has launched its self-developed micro-gesture interaction, enabling users to perform basic operations with small hand movements.
Furthermore, Xiaomi has achieved “retina-level” display on this device, with a PPD (angle resolution) close to 60, which is the point where the human eye cannot perceive the granularity. The PPD for Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses is 58. It also supports a complete large-screen application ecology and rich interconnectivity functions, with a total weight of only 126g.
Lei Jun stated that the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glasses are now compatible with Xiaomi 13 series phones and support Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces, OpenXR, and Microsoft MRTK development frameworks. It is worth noting that at the end of 2022, Qualcomm launched the world’s first mobile chip Snapdragon AR2 Gen1 specifically for serving the augmented reality platform, and Xiaomi announced that it would use this processor to develop its products.