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ODG Announed the R-8 and R-9 smartglasses : First units to carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset

The QUALCOMM snapdragon 835 chipsets are the next big thing in the industry of SoCs and we just cat wait to start getting the devices that would begin to run on this new chipset. It has already been said that when this chipset gets delivered, it would come with integrated support for virtual and augmented reality, and that is just what we are getting to see.

After the announcement of the chipsets at CES 2017 today, the first set of devices to run the chipset are focused on the VR industry. Osterhout Design Group , otherwise known in some quarters as ODG, have announced two new devices which fall into their category of mixed virtual and augmented reality smart glasses offerings.

Named R-8 and R-9, both of these devices have been developed in agreement with content makers and developers too in a bid to set it apart from the rest. For this year, they announced their agreement with 21st Century Fox to make the applications of their smart glasses even wider.

Not only have the both of these lasses been built with the QUALCOMM snapdragon 835 chipsets, they also have them deigns element based on the VR SDK from QUALCOMM. This move has ensured that ODG interests more than 300,000 developers who have succeeded in creating more than 35,000 applications for the devices.


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Taking the smart glasses one at a time, the R-9 is special with its 50-degree view span and at a resolution of 1080p. The font camera unit on the R-9 stands at 13MP and it can shoot 4K videos at 60fps. If you would like to shoot 1080p videos instead, you would be looking at a 120fps rating.Expected to sell at around $1800, it carries two speaker units near the ears and has 128GB internal storage space.

The R-8, on the other hand, carries a smaller 720p resolution option. The field of view has also been dialled back and limited to 40 degrees with a smaller 64GB of internal storage space. For 1080p capabilities, the R-8 comes with dual resolution stereo cameras. Expected to ship to developers in the second half odd the year, the R-8 is billed to sell for less than $1000.


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