Snapchat unveils new Spectacles that can capture ‘3D images’

Snapchat unveils new Spectacles that can capture ‘3D images’

Snapchat has unveiled the third generation of its camera-enabled Spectacles, which allow users to capture images and video to post to the social media site.

The new Spectacles 3, costing £330, will go on sale in the autumn, Snapchat confirmed.

The camera platform said the new Spectacles will wirelessly sync images and video gathered from the glasses to a user’s phone, where a range of 3D effects in the Snapchat app will allow users to enhance their uploads.

Spectacles, the company’s first hardware product, launched in 2016 but have had a mixed history as a consumer product.

(Snapchat/PA)
(Snapchat/PA)

Snapchat admitted in late 2017 that it had written off around 40 million dollars in relation to unsold stock of first-generation Spectacles.

Since then, the glasses have been redesigned and made water-resistant.

The new Spectacles 3 include two HD cameras which will enable depth to be captured in images.

They will also come with a charging case which can hold up to four charges, the firm said.

Snapchat also confirmed that the new Spectacles will be a “limited edition product”, with far fewer being made than the first-generation glasses.

According to the company’s own figures, 203 million people open the Snapchat camera each day, and share 3.5 billion Snaps every day.

- Press Association

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