Huawei thinks of smart glasses with a rotating camera


Ever since Google Glass suffered a media flop, the idea of ​​designing smart glasses has gradually faded. Nevertheless, Huawei he is continuing to work on it, although it is still there poco of concrete and everything is played in terms of patents. And it is a patent that shows us a new version, with a peculiarity never seen before on previous models.

12 / 05 Update: the patent dedicated to Huawei's smart glasses has been approved. Find all the details directly at the end of the article.

Huawei's smart glasses have a "strange" moving camera

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It is from 2018 that Huawei he is trying, with experiments that have so far remained internal to the company and never really made public. An exception happened in 2019, a patent having emerged which also involved the world of smartwatches. Something concrete arrived between 2019 and 2020, with the glasses made in collaboration with Gentle Monster but far from the concept of augmented reality.

On the contrary, the patent filed by Huawei with the CNIPA includes a pair of real smart glasses. Their peculiarity is the integration of one motorized pop-up camera,. We have already seen such a mechanism on Huawei devices, as in the case of Huawei ShotX e Honor 7i. Contrary to these two smartphones, however, the movement mechanism ensures that the sensor can not only reveal itself, but also rotate on itself.

The movement can be controlled through a dedicated app, in order to change direction for the camera framing. The information that is provided to us by the leaked documentation ends here. At this point it remains to be seen whether Huawei will actually want to turn the patent into an official product: difficult to say for the moment.

Huawei's smart glasses have been approved | Update 12/05

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Several months have passed since the first sighting of the smart glasses di Huawei with rotating camera, a certainly extravagant but still useful solution. Bureaucracy has its timing everywhere, even in China: the approval arrived on May 11, 2021, with the publication number CN213182196U. This is an important step forward that could be the prelude to something more.

Obviously, there is a possibility that Huawei's smart glasses remain collecting dust in the attic, so we look forward to further news. However with the arrival of HarmonyOS (both on smartphones and tablets and IoT) and the desire of the Chinese giant to expand its horizons and its ecosystem, Huawei could also lean towards new paths. Keeping in mind the collaboration with Gentle Monster - now in its second chapter - experience in the field is certainly not lacking.

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