Google’s AR headset is said to sport a camera and voice input.
Google is reportedly working on a standalone Augmented Reality (AR) headset according to a German news site WinFuture.
Codenamed Google A65, the search giant is said to be working with Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta to produce the headset. This is the same company that produced the Pixel C tablet.
The AR headset appears to be equipped with camera sensors and microphones. The latter would be used to operate the device using Google Assistant.
A custom Qualcomm quad core IoT chip called the QSC603 will power the device. The QSC603 could enable the device to support resolutions up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and 1080p and 1030p video capture. Additionally, it also supports 3D overlays and Gigabit wireless, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS connectivity, and the Android Neural Networks API.
Google’s latest headset would also feature an additional chipset codenamed “SXR1.”
There’s no timeline yet for the completion of the project but according to WinFuture, it could still be awhile. Talks with partners only started earlier this year so a possible launch is not yet imminent. Of course, Apple is also reportedly in the early stages of developing a standalone headset. We’ll have to wait and see who gets to launch first.
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