OPPO has held a global innovation event, OPPO INNO Day 2021, unveiling its first self-designed imaging NPU, MariSilicon X and groundbreaking aR (assisted Reality) device, OPPO Air Glass.

Built on 6nm process technology, MariSilicon X combines an advanced NPU, ISP, and multi-tier memory architecture that makes real-time RAW processing possible to capture 4K AI Night Video with live preview.

OPPO Air Glass is equipped with OPPO’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector, cutting-edge Micro LED and a bespoke diffraction optical waveguide display. It supports four different user interactions through touch, voice, head movement and hand motion, for fast and easy access to information.

“With more than a decade of experience in pushing the boundaries of image technology, OPPO has been behind some of the biggest innovations in the industry when it comes to camera modules, lenses, and algorithms,” OPPO senior director, Jiang Bo said during the event.

“Our new cutting-edge imaging NPU is the biggest leap we’ve taken so far, which brings more power to mobile imaging systems and will create an extraordinary experience for our users.”

Speaking to the OPPO Air Glass, Bo said, “OPPO has been exploring the possibilities of Extended Reality (XR) for a long time, and with Air Glass, we have finally created a smart glass product that is truly within the reach of consumers.

“As its futuristic design suggests, OPPO Air Glass is set to revolutionise the way we view and consume information. The easy-to-use display can present key messages right in front of our eyes.”

MariSilicon X

MariSilicon X’s NPU delivers an incredible 18 trillion operations per second (TOPS), more than enough computing power to support AI algorithms. With power efficiency of 11.6 TOPS per watt, the NPU delivers top-level performance without draining battery.

The NPU also features a groundbreaking dedicated tera-bps memory subsystem to make full use of the NPU’s computing power without being restricted by memory, significantly reducing the time needed to copy data back and forth between storage and processing units. 

MariSilicon X has a dedicated DDR with extra bandwidth of up to 8.5 GB/s. Its multi-tier memory architecture minimises delays and reduces power consumption.

When running OPPO’s AI Noise Reduction Algorithm, MariSilicon X can achieve up to 20 times faster performance compared with OPPO Find X3 Pro. MariSilicon X can capture 4K AI Night Video by applying complex enhancements to each frame in real-time. 

MariSilicon X will make its commercial debut on the Find X Series in Q1 2022.

OPPO Air Glass

OPPO Air Glass is built around a groundbreaking monocle waveguide design featuring free-flowing curves for a lightweight and minimalist appearance. With a total weight of approximately 30 grams, OPPO Air Glass is one of the lightest monocle waveguide devices in the industry and can be worn like a pair of regular glasses.

The design is inspired by the wings of the cicada, breaking away from conventional rounded or rounded rectangular lenses on glasses. The lens is secured to a light and slim frame, which houses all the components, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 Platform.

At the heart of OPPO Air Glass display system is OPPO’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector – one of the most compact projection systems in the industry is of merely 0.5cc, or the size of a coffee bean. The projector is powered by Micro LED, which has a brightness of up to 3 million nits.

OPPO Air Glass is designed to be as accessible to as many people as possible, including users with refractive errors such as myopia and hypermetropia. The glasses are available in two different types of frames – a silver half-frame and black full-frame to better accommodate users who require corrective eyewear. 

OPPO Air Glass is installed with a variety of applications, including those developed by OPPO including Weather, Calendar, Health, Teleprompter, Translation, and Navigation.

OPPO Air Glass is due to launch in Q1 2022 in China in two colours, black and white, along with two custom frame accessories.