Rumours around Apple’s AR glasses have been circulating for months, and now it seems Samsung want to get a slice of that augmented reality action too.
A patent application for an AR headset has been uncovered by Dutch website Galaxy Club, and it features a full 3D render of the device.
The application was originally filed in February, but was only made public in South Korea a few days ago.
Along with the 3D render, there are also a number of illustrations and a few details about the patented device.
It doesn’t give much away in terms of the technology because it is a design patent, but the device appears to have two cameras - one for each eye - and a cable running along one arm.
It’s not yet clear if the cable would be for charging or whether it needs to connect to a smart device to work. There also appears to be a small speaker, though they could be ventilation holes (which is a little less exciting).
However, don’t expect to see these AR glasses on the market any time soon as a patent is not a guarantee that product will ever be sold.
What it does do is confirm that Samsung is playing with this type of AR technology, and seeing as Samsung hasn’t released a new VR headset since 2017, that's pretty exciting.
For now, there's nothing else to do but wait and see.
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