SNAPCHAT is to launch 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.

Spectacles, the company’s first hardware product, launched in 2016 but have had a mixed history as a consumer product. Snapchat admitted in late 2017 that it had written off around $40 million in relation to unsold stock of first-generation Spectacles. Since then, the glasses have been redesigned. The new Spectacles 3 include two HD cameras which will enable depth to be captured in images.