Lenovo Releases AR Smart Glasses Product Glasses T1

Just before the International Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2022, on September 1, Chinese technology company Lenovo released 13 new products covering personal computers, tablets, monitors and other product lines. One of them is the AR smart glasses product Glasses T1, which is similar to a set of sunglasses and is aimed at mobile offices, gaming and watching movies.

The Glasses T1 AR smart glasses carry the popular display technology of virtual reality: micro-OLED. It features two top micro-OLED screens developed by BOE, and this screen is more similar to the AMOLED screen widely used in smartphones. It achieves 1920×1080 resolution on a micro screen less than 1/10 of the size of a cell phone screen. Furthermore, it lays claim to the highest pixel density (PPI) in the industry today.

The smart glasses use a free-form lens system developed by Lenovo Group in collaboration with its invested innovation company Beijing Ned Ltd. In use, the glasses provide the visual effect of an approximately 108-inch super-sized TV at about 4 meters in the field of view.

Its first free-form lens and custom-optimized optical design are imaged only from the user’s point of view. The contents of the display cannot be glimpsed at all from the outside of the glasses. The glasses also have a much higher optical conversion efficiency than Birdbath, avoiding excessive power consumption and heat generation problems of the device.

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The glasses are certified low blue light and strobe-free by TÜV and feature built-in hi-fi speakers, replaceable nose clips and adjustable temples, and support custom lenses.

Glasses T1 supports connection to Windows, Android and MacOS devices via a full-featured USB-C port, as well as iOS devices via a dedicated HDMI converter by Lenovo and an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter. With high optical efficiency and low power consumption, the glasses can transmit video or play games from connected mobile devices for hours.

The AR glasses, also named Yoga Glasses in China, will firstly be available in China at the end of this year, and in other countries next year. The price is not yet known.