The United States’ Federal Communications Commission has published documents highlighting a “wearable video camera” made by Snapchat‘s parent company. The packing label below reveals that the wearable device is produced for Snap Inc. and will be named model number “002” as well as feature “Spectacles” branding. On top of this, reports suggest that the glasses will have Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity as well as provide support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
According to rumours back in March, this year’s wearable device will come equipped with enhanced performance. Bug fixes are also speculated, but 2019’s variant will be expected to sport not only one, but two cameras, and empowered with GPS – which could be a nod at the location feature as well as geo-filters on the Snapchat app.
The social media world saw Snap Inc. drop its first version of the Spectacles in 2016, enjoying a healthy marketing strategy which earned the company long queues of buyers and re-sellers looking for huge profit margins in addition to the $130 retail price tag set by the company. However, bear in mind the fact that Snap Inc. suffered from $40 million in unsold inventory as the excitement and enthusiasm slowly died out.
At the end of the day, nothing has been confirmed yet by Snapchat’s head organisation and locating a file in FCC’s database doesn’t always mean that the product will land in stores, but if it does, you might be looking at an approximate $300 pair of Spectacles.
Do you think this upcoming wearable will make the difference for the company? Or will it flop like it’s predecessor?
Via: | The Verge |
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