EE will bring Nreal’s Air AR (augmented reality) glasses to the UK later this year, with customers able to pre-register their interest from today.
Available exclusively on EE in the UK, the glasses offer an expansive 201-inch Full HD virtual screen and can be used for both cloud gaming and streaming high definition movies and TV shows.
Compatible with a range of smartphones from major manufacturers, the glasses work in conjunction with the Nreal Nebula app, which launches the AR operating environment for the end user.
Unlike most AR glasses, Nreal Air can also be fitted with a lens mount for the individual’s own prescription lenses, meaning customers don’t have to use them with their normal glasses underneath. .
Nreal Air supports two different modes. In “Air Casting” mode, customers can mirror their phone screen and enjoy their entire mobile experience on a 130-inch HD virtual screen. The “MR Space” mode takes customers into a mixed reality environment and gives them a taste of AR technologies.
Alistair Wilson, Director of Devices and Partnerships, EE said, “We work with the world’s best content providers and most innovative technology companies to create entirely new experiences for our customers.
“Nreal are at the forefront of AR, and we are delighted to be the exclusive UK partner for the launch of their new Nreal Air AR glasses. Combined with the power of 5G, it really opens up new possibilities for smooth and access to new types of content on the go – these are truly exciting times for mobile.
Peng Jin, co-founder of Nreal, said, “We are excited to enter the UK market in partnership with EE and look forward to building the AR ecosystem together.
“At Nreal, we are passionate about bringing augmented reality to consumers’ daily lives, which will spark a revolutionary transformation, just like the internet once did.
“AR will transcend today’s mobile experience, especially when it comes to watching videos, exercising, and playing video games on PC and in the cloud. As we continue to enrich the ‘AR ecosystem with each update and upgrade, consumers will enjoy more innovations and stunning digital experiences integrated into everyday life.
Nreal Air Key Specs:
|Form factor||148mm x 52mm x 159mm (open) 148mm x 52mm x 60mm (folded) 3 position adjustment for optimal viewing angle Head width from 120 to 186mm|
|Able||Up to 5 hours of video streaming in Air Casting mode|
|Display||OLED3840 by 1080 pixels with 108% sRGB color gamut, 8-bit depth for 16.773 million colors Up to 400 nits of perceived brightness 100,000:1 contrast ratio ~ 46 degrees FoV, 49 pixels per degree (PPD) 130 ″ at 4m (Air Casting Mode), 201″ at 6m (MR Space Mode) Fingerprint Resistant Coating, Anti-Reflective Coating|
|audio||2 open-ear speakers Dual microphone array, omnidirectional MEMS microphones Bass boost, virtual rendering Echo cancellation, noise suppression, beamforming, speech enhancement|
|Position tracking||3DoF head tracking|
|Controls and sensors||Screen on/off buttonScreen brightness adjustment buttonAccelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometerProximity sensor|
|Accessories||Detachable cable Prescription lens frame 3 nose pads Case Cleaning cloth Anti-light protection|