Nreal Light is Finally Launching its AR Smartglasses in the US

Getting your hands on actual consumer-focused smartglasses isn’t the easiest thing to do, there are plenty for enterprise but not for the general public. That’s beginning to change thanks to companies like Rokid and Qualcomm. For those in the US, however, Nreal Light will be going on general sale via Verizon stores later this month.

The deal will see Nreal Light sold exclusively through Verizon stores and online for $599 USD, available from 20 Verizon brick and mortar stores from 30th November 2021, whilst online sales begin on 3rd December. Customers who head in-store will be able to trial the smartglasses before buying.

Nreal Light is a smartphone-powered augmented reality (AR) device which allows users to interact with general apps on their phones as well as utilising specific AR apps designed for the headset. Compatible with Android and iOS phones, Nreal Light features 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) tracking, plane detection and image tracking, a 52° field of view (FoV); spatial sound, and a USB-C, all weighing in at 106g.

As for smartphone compatibility, Nreal Light will work with the following Verizon sold devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G UW
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • OnePlus 8 5G UW

“Although Nreal Light’s availability in the U.S. has been highlight anticipated, we couldn’t be more excited to be announcing the sales of Nreal Light at Verizon retail stores as this marks a momentous milestone not only for Nreal, but also the AR industry as a whole,” said Chi Xu, CEO and Founder at Nreal in a statement. 

The 20 Verizon stores which will have stock are:

Verizon Retail StoreAddressCityState
Clarendon2930 Clarendon BlvdArlingtonVA
Buckhead3275 Peachtree Rd NE STE 270AtlantaGA
Ponce De Leon650 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Suite 660 BAtlantaGA
Boston – Washington St340 Washington StBostonMA
The Hub – Boston Retail98 Causeway StBostonMA
Cambridge – Harvard Square95 Mount Auburn St Harvard SquareCambridgeMA
Millennium36 S State StChicagoIL
Hoboken Store93 Washington StHobokenNJ
River Oaks2071 Westheimer RdHoustonTX
Grand Central420 Lexington AveNew YorkNY
Madison Avenue342 Madison AveNew YorkNY
80th & Broadway2239 BroadwayNew YorkNY
Hudson Yards20 Hudson Yards RU311New YorkNY
Bryant Park125 W 42Nd StNew YorkNY
SoHo581 BroadwayNew YorkNY
Wall Street100 Wall StNew YorkNY
Palo Alto219 University AvePalo AltoCA
SF Mission2654 Mission StSan FranciscoCA
Short Hills Mall1200 Morris TpkeShort HillsNJ
DC 14th Street1529 14th St NWWashingtonDC

Nreal originally launched its latest generation of smartglasses in South Korea during 2020, following that up with a European release through Vodafone in Spring 2021. Whilst Nreal Light is only just arriving in the US, the company has already revealed the next iteration, Nreal Air, a smaller and lighter device due to arrive in Japan, China and South Korea during December. For continued Nreal updates, keep reading VRFocus.

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