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Project Ironman: Leak sheds light on Motorola’s AR glasses with touchpad-bearing neckband and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset

Dec 2, 2021, 11:00 IST
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  • Qualcomm’s latest chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, will power the upcoming Motorola Edge.
  • The chipset is also set to feature on AR wearables developed by Motorola and Lenovo.
  • The wearable is being developed for Verizon 5G network.
After Qualcomm announced its latest flagship chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Motorola claimed that they would be releasing the first smartphone powered by the latest processor. Now, it seems like Motorola may be working on a new wearable as well, featuring the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

A report in Android Central mentions Ruben Castano, Motorola's head of customer experience, teasing a new wearable that will utilise Qualcomm’s latest chipset. Castano has said that the company is bringing one of the first Snapdragon 8 smartphones and a one-of-its-kind 5G wearable. The upcoming Motorola Edge smartphone will be the one to be powered by Snapdragon 8 while with the leaks out we know what to expect from the AR headset.

Project Ironman

The development of the AR headset is being called “Project Ironman '' and it is a collaboration of Lenovo and Motorola. Leakster Evan Blass shared some images of the upcoming wearable and gave us an insight into what it may look like.
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The image of the glasses shared by @evleaks resemble Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 that is tethered to Motorola’s moto g100 to enable AR solutions. However, the Project Ironman glasses will also feature a touchpad-bearing neckband designed by Motorola in addition to the glasses. The neckband seems to be Motorola’s primary contribution to the wearable and it connects to the glasses via USB Type-C cable.

For now, we know that this product is being developed for Verizon 5G networks. However, with Motorola’s next Edge phone set for launch, we may hear more about the wearable very soon.

As for the pricing, liliputing expects it to be somewhere between $2000 (approx ₹1,50,000) to $2500 (₹1,87,500), which is still cheaper than its competitor, Microsoft Hololens 2’s $3,500 price tag.

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