Snapchat Spectacles 2 to launch in 2018 with water-resistance?

Snapchat is working on two new versions of its Snapchat Spectacles smart glasses, it has been reported.

A water-resistant second-generation model will launch later this year, according to Cheddar, with another more advanced version expected to arrive in 2019.

The 2018 Snapchat Glasses are reportedly already being manufactured, and will begin shipping in autumn, the report says.

Apart from being water-resistant and coming in a wider selection of colour options, they’re expected to be very similar to the original model, with Snapchat said to be focussing on bug fixes and performance improvements.

The third-generation model, meanwhile, is expected to feature a pair of cameras, which would combine to capture images and videos with “3D-like depth effects.”

Snapchat is also expected to update the design on the 2019 pair, introducing more circular lens frames, and is said to be considering including GPS and a leather case.

The extra functionality would come at a premium though, with the 2019 model rumoured to cost $300 (~£215). The original version of Spectacles, which came to the UK last summer, are available in black, red or teal colour options for £129.99.

The original Snapchat Glasses let you record video clips that you can then send to the Snapchat app, but weren’t anywhere near as popular as the company expected.

Snapchat only sold around 150,000 units, and ended up making a $40 million loss, so it’s kind of mystifying that it thinks going water-resistant will revive its hardware fortunes.

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