Snap’s Next Spectacles to Feature Two Cameras

Posted on November 20, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Social with 5 Comments

Snap isn’t giving up with Spectacles. Despite the original versions of the Spectacles costing the company $40 million in unsold inventory, it has continued to push ahead with the product line.

The company only launched the second generation of the Spectacles earlier this year, with new features like water resistance and other features. The company’s next Spectacles will take things to a whole another level, according to a report from Cheddar.

The device will cost more than double the price of the current generation of Spectacles, for one. It will also feature a brand-new design with a premium frame made of aluminium, and two cameras.

The two cameras will allow the new Spectacles to enable AR effects such as Snapchat’s AR lenses and apparently create “3D-like photo effects” from the Spectacles.

The company is reportedly only going to be making 24,000 pairs of the new Spectacles, which is far less than the second generation’s 87,000 units. The new device, codenamed Newport, is expected to launch by the end of this year, possibly in time for the holidays.

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5 responses to “Snap’s Next Spectacles to Feature Two Cameras”

  1. Jeffery Commaroto

    If you didn't already think this was an incredibly dumb move reports say they will cost $350. So, yeah, I am sure this will save the company.

  2. Angusmatheson

    I don’t own one of these. I’m not really snapchat’s Demographic and have never used it and likely never will. And $40 million is a big write down for the last generation for the struggling company. But it seems like they are exploring an area that I think has lots of potential, smart glasses?, in a way that seems smart. It solves a real problem, “I want to take a picture of that but my phone isn’t in my hand and the moment will be over by the time I get it out.” But also allows them to figure out what else it is good for. And they are iterating. Hololenses which seemed like an interesting different approach to smart glasses from Microsoft seems stuck - no new versions, no discussion of its uses. Releasing things early only helps if you learn from it being in the world and use that to make it better. It seems like Snap is doing that.

  3. Daekar

    So... you can look stupid, be creepy, AND have people know you spend wastefully... ALL AT THE SAME TIME! I think I'll buy two.

  4. Kevin Costa

    I hate this company. Even though I totally support competition, really hope it goes bankrupt... Spiegel moron!

  5. jimchamplin

    I hope these craptastic shades turn out to be Snap’s white elephant. Sorry...continue to be their white elephant.

    That way Spiegel has to live with knowing that his terrible product wasn’t even as successful as Windows Phone. That would be irony. Such sweet, spiteful irony.