We already know that Samsung and Stanford University have been working together on the future of VR displays. The company is also apparently working on a successor to its Odyssey headset. But now a new leak is showing the company’s vision of future augmented reality displays.
A Tweet posted by well-known leaker Walkingcat seems to show Samsung’s conceptual vision for augmented reality glasses.
and….. this is the 3D holographic version https://t.co/PXDAHjDNWb
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) February 21, 2021
As you’ll see, the glasses are fairly chunky but seemingly offer a wealth of interesting features that include the potential to watch films, play games, surf the web, video chat and more. There’s even a sunglasses mode if you want to block out punishing UV rays when you’re out and about.
As you’d expect, this concept hints at integration with other products in Samsung’s ecosystem. A Samsung Gear watch for controls and DEX system for working on a virtual screen without an actual monitor.
The second concept video shows a full-blown augmented reality world that surrounds the user with the possibility to control the environment and interact with other people too. Of course, the classic Minority Report-style hand gestures are there and the promise of a hassle-free AR future.
Of course, this is just a concept at this point and there’s no word on when (or if) it will become a reality. Samsung clearly thinks that people are more likely to adopt chunky glasses than a large headset but cramming useful tech in such a small frame will be a challenge.
Writing by Adrian Willings.