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18 Most-Read ARPost AR and VR Articles of 2018
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Huawei VR: Chinese manufacturer unveils its Gear VR-style virtual reality headset
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Samsung to Preview AR Cloud, Headset at Developer Conference – Variety

Chinese tech giant Huawei plans to introduce 'augmented reality' glasses in next one or two years

Huawei is working on augmented reality (AR) smart glasses which could debut in the next one or two years, potentially pitting it in a race against Apple , which is reportedly working on a similar product of its own.

AR is a technology that sees virtual three-dimensional images overlaid onto the real world. It's a similar principle as smartphone game apps that let users see digital objects through the screens on their phones that appear to be within the scene captured on their screen.

The Chinese technology giant already has augmented reality apps on its latest Mate 20 Pro smartphone .

But Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, told CNBC in an exclusive interview that AR glasses are in the works which could take the experience to the next level. These would be wearable spectacles that allow people to experience AR.

"With this AR, you can have AR glasses working with phone, maybe you can watch more of a large area," Yu said.

It Is Global. Virtual reality is not just a thing in the United States alone. People all over the globe are learning to embrace the technology. Some of the biggest virtual reality conventions are actually held in other nations. Some of the leading companies behind virtual reality are located overseas as well. Virtual reality is gradually becoming a great way to connect with people from around the world. No matter the distance, this technology can bring people together.

"In the beginning you may feel AR … is nothing. But in the future you will see more and more the value of that," he added.

Yu said the company will bring more augmented reality experiences to the smartphone first, so users become accustomed to it before the company releases the glasses.

"The next one to two years I think the industry will commercialize, even for Huawei. We will bring a better user experience product," Yu said.

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