At the launch event for Huawei’s latest flagship phones, the Chinese tech giant made a surprise announcement—a collaboration with popular Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster, to develop a set of smart glasses.
Well, what makes the glasses smart?
They present speakers and two microphones that allow you to accept calls from your phone, interact with a virtual assistant, and listen to music. There’s IP67 dust/water resistance, a 2,200 mAh battery, and similar to Snapchat Spectacles, Huawei’s glasses charge by placing them in the included carrying case.
Unlike its predecessors from Google and Snapchat, the smart glasses, which have not yet been named, will not boast camera lenses, a head-up display, or even buttons, for that matter.
Gentle Monster’s smart glasses, on the other hand, will look the part—like actual glasses. In fact, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei said at the announcement that they look even better than regular sunglasses. After all, Gentle Monster has a cult following amongst Korean celebrities and counts even Beyonce, Jessica Alba, and the Kardashians amongst its fans.