Chinese smartphone maker OPPO unveiled a concept handset with a rollable display, called “OPPO X 2021”, and Augmented Reality (AR) Glass 2021 at the company’s yearly conference on Tuesday, Nov 17 in Beijing.
According to the company, the OPPO X 2021 rollable concept handset is the latest achievement of OPPO’s R&D in flexible display and structural stacking, bringing users more natural interactive experience.
Tony Chen, OPPO Founder and CEO, said in a statement “OPPO uses technology to empower people to capture the beauty around them and to unleash their imagination of the future; thereby helping everyone get the best out of life.”
The concept handset features OPPO’s three proprietary technologies, including the Roll Motor powertrain, 2-in-1 Plate, and self-developed Warp Track high-strength screen laminate.
They lead to a continuously variable OLED display that measures as small as 6.7 inches and as large as 7.4 inches, which allows users to adjust the size of the display based on actual needs.
Meanwhile, OPPO AR Glass 2021 is compact and ultra- light; the device is nearly 75 per cent lighter than its predecessor.
As for the core components, the Oppo AR Glass 2021 is built with the Birdbath optical solution, enhancing the immersive experience.
It also features diverse sensors, including stereo fisheye camera, one ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor, and one RGB camera.
They can not only support a number of natural interactions, including interactions via smartphone, gesture-based interactions, and spatial localisation, but also complete the three-dimensional spatial localisation calculation within milliseconds.
The company also unveiled the CybeReal AR application powered by real-time, spatial calculation technology that enables high-precision localization and scene recognition.
Oppo AR Glass 2021 Features
The Oppo AR Glass 2021, is promising a lighter design than its predecessor. The company said it will be using Birdbath optical solution that helps increases contrast by 53%, brightness uniformity by 98%, and pixels per degree by 40% compared to the model showcased in 2019.
The AR Glass 2021 also has a 0.71-inch OLED display built-in, with a customized large amplitude speaker with a unique semi-open rear cavity acoustic design to offer an immersive home theater like experience that’s akin to watching a 90-inch screen from 3m away.
Furthermore, the Oppo AR Glass 2021 is intended to tether to a smartphone to drive interactions, such as the Oppo Find X2 Pro, which packs a Snapdragon 865 chipset. When paired with a smartphone, the handset could be used as a touchpad and supports gesture-based interactions. It also supports real-time simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) tracking, through which you can track your hands and fingers through the glasses to set of binocular fisheye cams, which can recognize 21 markers on a single hand, four on one finger. It has one ToF sensor, and one RGB camera.
Above all, the company confirmed that an Oppo developer program will be launched next year, which will be providing a comprehensive client-side SDK and a development toolchain, to help the community create AR-specific apps.