Huawei's new smart glasses look better than you'd think

Following its big announcements for the P30 and P30 Pro, Huawei pulled a "one more thing" at the end of its March 26 event in Paris to unveil something we weren't expecting — a pair of smart glasses.

Huawei partnered with Asian eyeglasses company Gentle Monster to create them, and the glasses surprisingly don't look half bad.

So, what makes the glasses smart? They feature speakers and two microphones that allow you to accept calls from your phone, interact with a virtual assistant, and listen to music. There's IP67 dust/water resistance, a 2,200 mAh battery, and similar to Snapchat Spectacles, Huawei's glasses charge by placing them in the included carrying case.

Unlike Spectacles, however, you won't find any cameras on Huawei's glasses. During the announcement, Huawei CEO Hankook Kim said, "How many people want to wear this as we meet our friends or lovers?"

It's unclear where the glasses will launch or how much they'll cost, but Huawei is expected to release them in either June or July of this year.

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  • Google needs to take notes.
  • They don't seem to do a notification head-up display, they don't have cameras. They seem like they're just a bluetooth headset built into the frames of glasses.. Perhaps I might consider them if they were inexpensive, and I didn't already wear glasses, but I'm curious as to how they out-benefit a decent bluetooth headset.
  • My thoughts as well. No functional difference between these and a BT headset.
  • That's a simple answer. They don't.
  • I was going to make a joke about the Chinese government being able to see what you see, but these aren't very interesting.
  • This probably still wouldn't be funny if you made the joke about the glasses if they did have cameras, which they don't. Because you know... reading.
  • Yes. They don't have cameras. That's why I didn't make the joke. Because reading.
  • LOL "ok". LOL.
  • Saying it here first, revision 2 will have cameras and have a screen built into the lenses. Well maybe not revision 2 but maybe revision 10? Some company needs to take google glass and take it one step further, come on google I know you want to, something that looks like glasses, very discreet with cameras, sound and built in display, this is something I would wear.