At the Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2023, OPPO, a global leader in smartphone technology, made waves in the field of extended reality (XR) with the launch of their revolutionary OPPO MR Glass Developer Edition. This state-of-the-art mixed reality device is set to redefine the XR landscape by providing advanced developers with an immersive platform to create and showcase groundbreaking MR experiences.
OPPO’s move comes at a time when XR technology adoption is expected to soar in the near future, with mixed reality (MR) emerging as one of the most promising modalities. With the aim to drive innovation in MR applications, OPPO MR Glass will be made available as an official Snapdragon Spaces developer kit in China. This strategic collaboration seeks to attract a greater number of talented developers, fostering an open ecosystem and pushing the boundaries of XR technology to new frontiers.
Yi Xu, Director of XR Technology at OPPO, expressed their commitment to revolutionizing interaction and information accessibility through XR technologies, with MR being a standout modality due to its ability to seamlessly integrate the virtual and real world. The OPPO MR Glass represents a major breakthrough in this pursuit, leveraging the advanced capabilities of Snapdragon Spaces to empower developers and unlock endless possibilities for XR innovation.
The partnership between OPPO and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has been pivotal in driving collaboration in the XR field. Their shared vision is to establish an open ecosystem that empowers developers, enabling them to create groundbreaking MR content and experiences. Bakadir, Senior Director of XR Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., acknowledged OPPO’s long-standing efforts in exploring technologies, products, content, and services for XR, making them an ideal partner in this field. The collaboration aims to enliven the platform and stimulate more innovations in the MR ecosystem, enhancing productivity, creativity, and gaming experiences on OPPO MR Glass.
OPPO MR Glass sets itself apart by incorporating cutting-edge technologies and unique innovations. Powered by the Snapdragon® XR2+ platform, the device is equipped with OPPO’s proprietary SUPERVOOCTM fast charging and heart rate detection functions, opening doors to a variety of new applications. Its design features skin-friendly materials and includes Binocular VPT (Video Pass Trough) technologies, dual front RGB cameras, pancake lenses, and a high refresh rate of 120Hz.
OPPO’s commitment to XR technology is evident in their previous endeavors, including the release of the AR concept product OPPO AR Glass in 2019. Since then, they have introduced three smart glasses to the public: OPPO AR Glass 2021, OPPO Air Glass, and OPPO Air Glass 2, each exploring new possibilities in algorithms, optical solutions, interactions, and ecosystems. In fact, OPPO’s XR exploration has garnered international recognition, with the prestigious Edison Product Awards honoring OPPO Air Glass with a silver award in the AR category in 2023.
To further facilitate the development of the latest MR experiences, OPPO MR Glass will be available as a Snapdragon Spaces developer kit in China, distributed through EnlightXR in the second half of 2023. This initiative aims to provide developers with best-in-class hardware, propelling the expansion of the Snapdragon Spaces content ecosystem in China.
OPPO’s unveiling of the MR Glass Developer Edition marks a significant leap forward in the XR industry. By offering developers an advanced platform to innovate and push the boundaries of XR technology, OPPO is poised to shape the future of mixed reality experiences. With their commitment to collaboration and the power of Snapdragon Spaces, the possibilities for XR innovation are truly boundless.