Samsung reportedly plans to develop its Augmented Reality (AR) headset. This info is supported by the patent documents registered by Samsung. And released by the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS).
The document was registered by Samsung on February 1. It showed the patent design of the AR eyeglasses desired by the South Korean tech giant.
These glasses are connected by the cables which can be found on the right side of the device. Still, another illust in this patent document displays a projector and two screens, each embedded in the lens.
Samsung also registered a similar patent document at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in January, one month before registration at the KIPRIS. The document, registered at the USPTO, was released last summer. It is features tech that enables the AR eyewear to auto-activate when the eyeglasses handle is stretched.
These glasses come with a thick frame to hide the circuit and the electronics used.
This doc also mentions that this device will be supported by the ARM-based processors.
For now, the projector is located at the top of the glasses, tasked with sending light to the small screen on each lens. In 2013, Samsung also received a patent for an AR device. It includes an illust of a device that reminds glasses in this latest patent doc.
The design includes cables dangling from both handles, and another image shows a cable connected to a USB-C plug, and another image shows a cable connected to a headphone jack.
This ver of the Samsung AR glasses is armed with the earphones embedded in the eyeglass frame.
One year earlier, Google also introduced Project Glass, which came to be known to the public as Google Glass.
Yet, Google’s glasses failed to dominate the market due to the price offer that was too high, limited functionality and concerns related to the integrated camera in the eyeglasses. All that pushes Google to focus on marketing these devices only to the enterprise.
And Apple is expected to announce its AR devices in March. Rumors are circulating that Samsung will soon announce the work of this device not long after the announcement of the Apple device.