While Andy Rubin’s newly unveiled Essential Phone isn’t even out in stores yet, the Android co-founder and his technology startup may already have some big plans in store for their next project.

A patent belonging to Essential suggests that the company is considering dual-lens display smart glasses, according to Patently Apple.

Seen in the image below, the smart specs look more like conventional frames similar to Snapchat Spectacles, and less like the wonky, one-eyed Dragon Ball Z Scouter that was Google Glass.

Image Credit: Patently Apple

According to the report, the smart glasses can track eye movement as well as use cameras to apply augmented reality to the wearer’s view. 

The report describes one example of how Essential’s glasses concept could use AR by price checking an item just by looking at its barcode, ensuring that you’re getting the best deal.

While a patent is far from confirmation that Essential is working on something new at this time, smart glasses may come back in vogue thanks to rumors of Apple testing out smart specs of their own and the advent of AR-powered technologies like Microsoft HoloLens.

That said, it might be wise for customers to wait until Essential’s first handset comes out before getting excited over any potential accessories. Thankfully, that won’t be too long as the Essential Phone is expected to hit stores in late June.


Source: techradar – Gadgets
First phone, then smart glasses? Essential’s new patent points to new wearable