TCL’s augmented reality company Rayneo has unveiled its new X2 Lite smart glasses at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit 2023 in Maui, Hawaii. The ultralight glasses are the first full-color 3D AR display powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon AR1 chip.
Weighing only 60 grams, the binocular glasses feature MicroLED optical waveguide displays and comprehensive AI capabilities, serving as an all-in-one AR assistant with voice control and live translations. Rayneo claims its glasses have 30° field of view and up to 1500 nits brightness. The glasses are expected to launch in Q3 2024.
On its website, Rayneo has the X2 and its specifications which says that version of the glasses goes up to 1,000 nits in brightness. The X2 was claimed to be built on the Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 platform, and the X2 Lite is using Qualcomm’s newer AR1 Gen 1 chipset designed specifically for smart glasses. The AR1 Gen 1 was launched as the same time as the XR2 Gen 2 processor, which is supposed to be 2.5x faster than the XR2 Gen 1. So, all we can assume for now is that the AR1 is going to be the better price/performance choice for smart glasses, although there has to be something more that can be achieved with the XR2 Gen 2 platform for the original X2, which has no firm delivery date.
For now, this is all PR-ware.