Snap Spectacles didn’t quite work out like Snap Inc . planned. While the company initially said the camera-equipped sunglasses beat sales goals, later reports said thousands of pairs sat gathering dust on warehouse shelves, as Snap had wildly overestimated demand .
That’s apparently not stopping it from trying again. Cheddar reports Snap Inc. plans to release a new version of the Spectacles glasses with two cameras by the end of the year. The new glasses, said to be codenamed Newport, will sell for $350, more than twice what the original version cost.
That extra camera, though, will bring an augmented reality layer onto the glasses, adding 3-D-like photo effects to footage taken by the glasses. The new version will also be a bit more fashion forward than the originals, with frames made of aluminum instead of plastic.
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