According to a CNBC report, Facebook is teaming up with Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses maker Luxottica for some cool Augmented Reality glasses.
The AR glasses will apparently be named Orion and will become available for the public a couple of years later, between 2023 and 2025.
According to The Information, Facebook is planning to launch two pairs of smart glasses: the Snapchat Spectacles – code-named Stella, expected in the next two years, and the code-named Orion.
As SF it may seem, the concept of the Orion Ray-Ban AR glasses is based on replacing the smartphones, until, maybe they won’t be needed anymore.
In 2017, Facebook’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, introduced the company’s intention to work on such a product, at the Facebook’s F8 conference by saying that the specs were “an extension of the work we’re doing on VR.” Moreover, the chief scientist of Facebook-owned VR company Oculus said the true augmented reality will be a thing after about five years. This certainly doesn’t look like a coincidence.
However, the companies didn’t respond to any request to comment by now.