As the A3 smart glasses trend continues to make its presence felt across the world, Chinese tech giant Lenovo is the latest to adopt the trend. During the CES 2021 this year, which was an all-digital event, Lenovo officially unveiled its ThinkReality A3 augmented reality glasses, which are said to work with PC and selected Motorola smartphones via a USB-C cable.
The new ThinkReality A3 by Lenovo is not available yet, but the company is putting out a lighter, more ergonomic pair of AR glasses for users which will be available for purchase sometime in mid-2021. Lenovo says use cases for ThinkReality A3 include using virtual monitors, viewing 3D objects, and immersive training.
The AR glasses will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 with stereoscopic 1080p displays, and that will be capable to connect “up to 5 virtual displays” for greater and work productivity and for situations when users need private access to displays. A single 8MP RGB camera provides 1080p video for remote expert training, and dual fisheye cameras provide room-scale tracking.
The goal of ThinkReality A3 by Lenovo is to be a comprehensive digital solution offering to deliver intelligent transformation in business and bring smart technology to as many people as possible.
According to Lenovo Vice President of Strategy and Emerging Business, Jon Pershke, the A3 is a next-generation augmented reality solution, light, powerful and versatile.
“The smart glasses are part of a comprehensive integrated digital solution from Lenovo that includes the advanced AR device, ThinkReality software, and Motorola mobile phones. Whether working in virtual spaces or supporting remote assistance, the ThinkReality A3 enhances workers’ abilities to do more wherever they are” said Jon Pershke.
ThinkReality A3 Compatibility
In terms of compatibility with other devices, Lenovo says its virtual displays are “optimized and compatible with Lenovo’s leading ThinkPad laptops and mobile workstations powered by Intel and AMD Ryzen processors.”
ThinkReality A3 shares compatibility with Motorola smartphones using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor or better, and DisplayPort capability.
ThinkReality A3 fits like sunglasses and can be enhanced with industrial frame options for safer and more durable use.
It’s will be offered in two varieties, a ‘PC Edition’ and an ‘Industrial Edition’, the latter of which provides a more durable industrial frame option.