OPPO Showcases XR Technology for the First Time in North America at Augmented World Expo USA 2022
Santa Clara, California, May 26, 2022: Global technology brand OPPO will showcase its range of augmented reality (AR) products for the first time in North America at the upcoming Augmented World Expo USA 2022 in Santa Clara. Visitors will be able to have a hands-on experience with the company’s innovative AR products, including the well-received OPPO Air Glass and OPPO AR Glass 2021, as well as the ColorOS Ray Tracing 3D Wallpaper technology, at OPPO’s booth from June 1-3, 2022.
OPPO Air Glass
OPPO announced its latest groundbreaking assisted reality (aR) wearable device at OPPO INNO Day 2021. It features a unique design that makes it very lightweight and comfortable to wear. The internal side of the frame includes a magnetic component that allows the device to quickly and easily be attached to a customized glass frame. It is equipped with the company’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector, cutting-edge Micro LED and a bespoke diffraction optical waveguide display. It supports interactions through touch, voice, head movement and hand motion, allowing users to have faster and easier access to the information they need. OPPO Air Glass will be the company’s first extended reality (XR) product to become commercially available.
OPPO AR Glass 2021
OPPO AR Glass 2021 was the company’s second AR glasses concept product, introduced at OPPO INNO Day 2020. It features a split design that is nearly 75% lighter than its predecessor, making it comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. It incorporates a unique Birdbath optical solution, which increases contrast by 53%, brightness uniformity by 98% and pixels per degree by 40% compared with its predecessor, delivering sharper and more refined images. OPPO AR Glass 2021 offered the industry’s first end-to-end AR language translation feature powered by a range of patented computer vision technologies.
ColorOS Ray Tracing 3D Wallpaper
The ColorOS Ray Tracing 3D Wallpaper is the industry’s first ray tracing application for smartphones. Introduced at the Game Developer Conference 2022, it renders light in real-time at usable frame rates, making shadows, reflections and refractions of objects displayed appear more vivid and life-like. It also provides users with the ability to interact with their wallpapers through a series of hand gestures including rotating, tapping and waving.
“With the explosion of digital information, the ways in which we interact and exchange information between the physical and digital worlds are constantly evolving,” said Yi Xu, Director of XR Technology at OPPO. “Our belief that AR can be used to create a new digital world entirely based on the real world has been the driving force behind our investment and R&D in AR technologies, including the development of fundamental technology, applications, user interfaces and ecosystems.”
OPPO has been on the cutting edge of AR technology since 2014. Beginning with the launch of its AR developer platform ARunit in 2018, OPPO has been working on furthering its research in AR to create near-term practical experiences for consumers on a larger commercial platform. The first step in reaching that goal has been the launch of the OPPO Air Glass in 2021. OPPO has also demonstrated its leadership in the industry on large platforms like the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, where it demonstrated its technology for reconstructing a 3D human body model based on a single 2D image. AR has long been seen as an important tool in bridging the virtual and real worlds, and as a tool capable of bringing new possibilities to human-machine interaction.
OPPO’s XR products and technologies will be on display at booth 225 at the Augmented World Expo USA 2022 from June 1-3.