Facebook is about to release Ray Ban 'smart glasses' – and could have built-in camera to record EVERYTHING you see
FACEBOOK CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that its Ray Ban smart glasses will be the company's next product to launch.
Zuckerberg made the comment during Facebook’s second quarter earnings call.
He said: "Looking ahead here, the next product release will be the launch of our first smart glasses from Ray-Ban in partnership with EssilorLuxottica."
The CEO didn't add much more than that other than saying the glasses will let their wearers do “some pretty neat things”.
He added: "I’m excited to get those into people’s hands and to continue to make progress on the journey toward full augmented reality glasses in the future".
What do we know about Facebook's smart glasses so far?
Facebook has big plans for its smart glasses but the first pair won't be classified as an augmented reality product.
The company previously told The Verge that the glasses "will not have an integrated display of any kind.”
Hugo Barra, who was once Facebook’s VP of Reality Labs Partnerships, tweeted last year: "Our first smart glasses will launch next year, and that’s just the beginning… The future will be a classic and it's coming in 2021."
Barra left the company in May so won't be there to see how the launch plays out.
His hints suggest the glasses will be more similar to Snap Spectacles than Google Glass.
The kind of hardware coming with the glasses has remained tightly under wraps.
However, when it comes to design, the very few images and teaser clips we do have suggest a classic Ray Ban wayfarer frame shape.
In other news, Facebook has launched new 'prayer tools' which offer US megachurches the chance to raise funds and listen to prayer requests.
Samsung has teased a glimpse of the design for its highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone.
And, the next iPhone will come in a new pink colour and start at just under £800, according to recent rumours.
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