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Nreal Announces U.S. Glasses Launch; Ultraleap’s Tencent Win

By  |  Nov. 18, 2021 11:00 AM PST
Photo: The Nreal Light glasses. Photo: Nreal. Illustration: Mike Sullivan

China’s Nreal has finally set a date and pricing for the U.S. launch of its flagship AR glasses, the Nreal Light. The glasses, which must be connected to a compatible phone via a cable, will be released on November 30, retailing for $599.

The glasses will first be sold only at 20 Verizon stores, followed by online sales beginning December 2. For early adopter consumers (or, as may be the case, AR developers itching to make content for glasses) getting on board with the Nreal Light’s full capabilities may also require switching phones. Only a select range of Samsung’s 5G Galaxy phones and the OnePlus 5G UW phone will support the glasses’ full AR features for U.S. buyers at launch.

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