Facebook and Ray-Ban previously teased smart glasses was announced, but pictures of these smart glasses have already been leaked ahead of the announcement. This leaks was posted by Evan “Evleaks” Blass, on his post it show three of the Ray-Ban’s classic frames styles including the Wayfarer, Round, along with Meteor. This glasses were called Ray-Ban Stories, and other than the box, the Facebook logo is not found anywhere.
On the leaked images, we could see that there is a presence of two cameras on the both sides of the hinges and a button along the top of the top right of the glasses, which could possibly a button to operate the camera.
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have said in July, “The glasses have their iconic form factor, and they let you do some pretty neat things.” As of now, it appears that they are only a camera equipped glasses or it can also be called as a smart glasses. But they are not an AR glasses, like models from Snap while Snap has already moved on to AR. However, Zuckerberg said that these glasses is going to be a part of a journey towards a fully augmented reality glasses in the future.
As was said by Facebook AR/VR hardware head, Andrew Bosworth, they are being careful of not calling them an AR glasses, because what AR really is when we overlay digital artifacts onto the world. So this glasses is not an AR glasses, however, they do have a lot of concepts that would be critical for augmented reality glasses.
Facebook has also said that this glasses is made to work with phones, it’s not a standalone device. This glasses is also made to be like a normal glasses with some features added in them, so the lenses that they are using is likely to be a normal lense.
Facebook also added that this glasses won’t have their own display, but rather it would likely be only equipped with audio. Much like Amazon’s Echo Frames, Bose Frames, or Razer’s Anzu glasses. Facebook recently created its own live audio rooms and spaces like Clubhouse.