According to Gadget360, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the next hardware product from the company will be smart glasses being developed in collaboration with Ray-Ban owner Essilor Luxottica.
The glasses are said to have the iconic frames that Ray-Ban is famous for, integrated with AR features. The Ray-Ban branded eyewear from Facebook is among the first steps in creating futuristic eyewear that augments the real world with data or graphics from the Internet.
In the latest earnings call, Zuckerberg confirmed the arrival of its AR Glasses next. He said:
“Looking ahead here, the next product release will be the launch of our first smart glasses from Ray-Ban in partnership with Essilor Luxottica,” said Zuckerberg.
He went on to say that the glasses have their iconic form factor, and they let you do some pretty neat things.
“I’m excited to get these into people’s hands and to continue to make progress on the journey towards full augmented reality glasses in the future.”
Technical specifications of the smart glasses to be produced by the Franco-Italian firm were not disclosed. And Zuckerberg did not touch upon a specific timeline for launch either.