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Samsung allegedly patents new AR glasses

The "new Samsung AR glasses". (Source: 91Mobiles)
The "new Samsung AR glasses". (Source: 91Mobiles)
Augmented reality (AR) may emerge as a prominent medium for content and entertainment in the future. At least, Samsung appears to think so, as it has reportedly claimed a new form of the glasses that facilitate it at the South Korean intellectual property office. Should this be the case, the resulting product may look more like sports AR goggles than anything.

AR is just one form of the extended reality (XR) that is projected to represent ever-bigger business into the next decade. In fact, some OEMs, Qualcomm included, believe this to such a degree that they are about to push smartphone-linked headsets as the next big thing in 2021. Now, according to a new leak, Samsung is also preparing for the XR future with a newly-patented pair of glasses for the platform.

The resulting design may strike some as kind of underwhelming, however, as the spectacles in question do look more like the protective gear worn in some sports rather than typical glasses, although the leak mentions the scope for metallic elements in their final build. In addition, the lenses seem a little short, which does not seem very conducive to immersion.

On the other hand, their shape may mean they wrap around for a decent field of view, at least. In addition, there is a headband-like structure along the top which could hide the necessary cameras in an easy, streamlined fashion. However, this leak gives no hint as to when or if Samsung might launch this product onto its burgeoning market.

Some more images from the alleged new Samsung patent. (Source: 91Mobiles)
Some more images from the alleged new Samsung patent. (Source: 91Mobiles)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-19 (Update: 2020-08-19)