Samsung could still be planning to launch a pair of augmented reality specs

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Gadget makers aren't giving up on the thought of getting Google Glass-style augmented reality specs on our faces, with a just lately filed Samsung patent the newest proof that more of these wearable units are on the best way.

Spotted by Patently Apple, the filing exhibits a fairly commonplace design for a pair of glasses with added smarts on board. They're going to be foldable, apparently, so you possibly can pop them in your pocket once you're not being wowed by AR.

A tiny projector mounted on the wearer's temple beams photographs in front of the eye, though we don't get much detail  about what info the glasses would truly show. We're guessing smartphone notifications for a begin.

The filing does make mention of an ARM processor, so that would properly be one of the elements that make it into the finished version of the specs. An on-board digital camera and numerous sensors are also mentioned.

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As all the time with a patent software, this isn't a assure that such a product is ever going to succeed in the market – nevertheless it does give us an indication of how Samsung is considering with regard to future product launches.

And it wouldn't be alone in wanting to place some smartglasses tech on our noses: Huawei has already announced a pair to go on sale this yr, though it's not clear how the company's ongoing US commerce issues will have an effect on these plans.

Apple is one other massive identify in the business that's rumored to be working on smart AR specs. iOS now consists of loads of AR capabilities, so it is sensible that Apple would ultimately launch its personal hardware around the know-how.

Samsung itself has previously been tipped to be working on something like this, and naturally it already sells moveable digital reality headsets to go together with its telephones. Final yr we even saw a logo which may come hooked up to the glasses.