Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Is Samsung still making Galaxy Glass? New filing pops up with logo

Not to be outdone by Apple’s recent patent filing, Samsung has filed its own smart glasses-related trademark.

Sure, the company has been rumoured to be making smart glasses for a quite a while, but the timing of this latest filing looks like Samsung is trying to one-up Apple. As reported by SamMobile, Samsung has filed in South Korea to trademark a new logo for a “computerized vision-assisting eyewear,” which strongly hints that the company is developing a Google Glass-like pair of smart glasses or headset.

Now, last week, Apple had its own filing published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company’s patent imagined a device that uses a “catadioptric system” in order to be more lightweight and comfortable than standard augmented reality/virtual reality headsets currently on the market. However, like Apple, Samsung has been toying with the idea of a head-mounted wearable for at least five years.

For instance, in 2013, the company had a design patent for a pair of sports glasses, which was followed by a report from the Korea Times. It spoked to unnamed people at Samsung and claimed Samsung was making a device called Galaxy Glass. Jump forward to 2018, and Samsung’s filing surfaces with a logo and descriptions of a “wearable peripheral” and “headsets, display devices, and glasses”.

It also mentioned “computerized vision-assisting eyewear consisting of a camera, computer and display to capture, process, and present images.” In other words, Galaxy Glass is back! We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about this ongoing mystery device.


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