Huawei's upcoming Honor smartglasses probably employ F-16 fighter jet heads-up display technology


Back in March, we told you that Lumus, a military contractor popular for its F-16 helmet heads-up displays, has developed a military-grade eyewear, which will be eventually sold to manufacturers that are willing to implement Lumus' technology in their smartglasses. At the time, the contractor showcased two development kits, the binocular DK-32 and the monocular DK-40. But why are we telling you this?

Well, it seems that Huawei might be among the adopters of Lumus' F-16 technology, as the China-based giant just teased on Weibo that it has smartglasses in the pipeline - judging from the teaser Huawei posted, the latter's take on the smart headewar bear a striking resemblance to the Lumus DK-40 kit, which makes us think that Huawei has adopted the military contractor's binocular military-grade eye-wear kit. The smartglasses will be graced with Huawei's signature "Honor" device name, which graces many of its entry-level and mid-range smartphones.

The Lumus DK-40 makes use of an Optical Engine Module, consisting of a Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) and a Micro-display Pod. The philosophy behind this technology is the same as the one in the HUD displays of the F-16 fighters, which means that the smart-glasses won't cause any strain to the user's eyes. The DK-40 development kit has a 720p display up front, yet Huawei has seemingly put its faith into a 640 x 480-pixel one. The Honor smartglasses will also sport a 5MP camera on the temple and will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat. We suppose that more information about the gadget will break cover once November 24 comes.


source: Weibo via GSMDome

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7 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Maybe the best looking smart glasses yet.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

meh smart glasses doesn't create interest anymore for me.....I'll be waiting for 2nd gen smart watches with great battery life and low cost...

7. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

That!... I'm waiting for that! +1

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I like this. A lot.

4. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Well, this would have a nice price tag compared to the uninspiring super expensive google unit .. interesting for some people it would be .. I would personally buy this if it were of an use to me .. instead I'd rather focus on upgrading my smartphone next year ..

5. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

any**

6. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The top comment in the second picture says, "I will be more handsome and practical than those foreign bros."

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