Leaked Photos Reveal Possible Lenovo AR Glasses Ahead of CES 2021 – Road to VR

A handful of unverified images have revealed what seems to be a by no means earlier than seen pair of AR glasses from Lenovo.

Photographs revealed by recognized leaker ‘WalkingCat’ have revealed the brand new AR headset, sporting the Lenovo’s ThinkReality badge, its enterprise-focused AR/VR product line.

We haven’t verified the authenticity of the images, so it’s a thriller for now whether or not they’re mock-ups, inside prototypes, or production-ready AR glasses. The leaker WalkingCat hasn’t specified anything concerning the AR headset in query, nevertheless there’s a couple of salient particulars we are able to guess simply by taking a look at them.

Leaked Pictures Reveal Doable Lenovo AR Glasses Forward of CES 2021 – Street to VR 13Picture courtesy ‘WalkingCat’

The AR glasses look like tethered on the left temple, suggesting it might have a devoted compute unit that customers can pocket, akin to Magic Leap 1. Contemplating Lenovo’s ThinkReality product class is enterprise-focused, it’s doable it’s going to join through a devoted compute unit, and even the category of cell work PCs the corporate is finest recognized for.

The headset’s near-eye optics sit behind the glass body. From the images it’s not precisely clear whether or not the headset makes use of waveguides like Microsoft HoloLens 2, or birdbath optics like Nreal Gentle. The dearth of heavy lens shading factors to waveguide optics, that are extra pricey and troublesome to fabricate, however usually present higher brightness.

Leaked Pictures Reveal Doable Lenovo AR Glasses Forward of CES 2021 – Street to VR 14Picture courtesy ‘WalkingCat’

From a straight-on shot, we get a cleared view of the headset’s optical sensors; there seems to be three principal optical sensors, two on the left and proper finish items and a single sensor on the bridge. Probably two further sensors might be seen behind the outside lenses, nevertheless it’s unsure.

There’s additionally a closeup of the precise finish piece sensor, which is probably going for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM).

Leaked Pictures Reveal Doable Lenovo AR Glasses Forward of CES 2021 – Street to VR 15Picture courtesy ‘WalkingCat’

On the precise temple you may see what appears to be like like a quantity rocker and probably a textured choose button within the heart. A big nostril piece appears to be like able to retaining the headset effectively off the consumer’s face.

Leaked Pictures Reveal Doable Lenovo AR Glasses Forward of CES 2021 – Street to VR 16Picture courtesy ‘WalkingCat’

WalkingCat has been a dependable supply of leaks through the years. Earlier than their official bulletins, the consumer revealed Oculus Quest 2, HP Reverb G2 and HoloLens 2.

Lending additional credence, the machine additionally appears similar to a pair of prototype Lenovo AR glasses we noticed in November 2019, which have been unveiled at Lenovo’s Tech World convention in Beijing, China. These haven’t made their means into manufacturing but, so it’s doable we’re seeing a last iteration of the corporate’s subsequent AR headset, which might even supplant the enterprise-focused A6 headset, the corporate’s HoloLens 2 competitor.

Since CES 2021 is developing quickly, it’s doable Lenovo intends on displaying the machine for the January 6 – 9 occasion, albeit digitally because the bodily portion in Las Vegas was cancelled again in mid-summer.

Thanks goes out to Antony Vitillo of SkarredGhost for pointing us to the information.

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