The field of smart glasses has seen a lot of innovation in recent years, with companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft leading the charge. Now, it looks like Meta is preparing to launch their next-generation augmented reality device, as leaked Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings provide a glimpse of the company’s plans.
The FCC filings, dated March 31, 2021, outline details of a device from Meta which is listed as a head-mounted display. The device is reportedly equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, indicating that it will be used for connecting to phones and other devices. It is also said to feature dual 1080p displays – one for each eye – combined with four cameras, an infrared light source, and an audio port.
Speculation about the device suggests that it will be a glasses-style device similar to Google Glass Enterprise Edition or Magic Leap One. However, this leak does not provide much detail about the device’s capabilities. It is possible that Meta may be working on a device with more sophisticated features, such as advanced eye-tracking or an augmented reality overlay for viewing content from the world around you.
At the moment, there is no official information about the device or its release date. If the FCC filing is accurate, it would mark the first step in Meta’s effort to bring its smart glasses to market. We look forward to seeing how Meta plans to differentiate its new device from other offerings out there. In any case, it looks like the race for smart glasses supremacy is about to get even more interesting.