With Apple’s Augmented Reality (AR) goggles clearly leaking to the world, it seems Samsung now wants to achieve the act. Which is according to the leaker to walk, Who shared two allegedly official videos on Twitter.
The first video depicts a wearable called Samsung Glass Light which, as the name suggests, is shaped by a (rather chunky) pair of glasses. The video shows a user performing various tasks, playing glasses, watching movies, typing emails.
In each case, the material is displayed on a floating screen in front of the user, who changes his status as a man, always in front of him. There is also a “sunglass mode” that adds a tint to the eyeglass lens.
The second video shared by WalkingCat shows a more advanced version of the glass light called Samsung AR Glasses. The main difference between the two is that the latter allows interaction with the augmented reality screen in front of the user – aside from the glass lights coming in white and the AR glasses in black.
In one case, it incorporates a gesture to zoom in on a piece of content using the same pull-up motion familiar to any smartphone user. In another, a person is seen tapping the “meeting call incoming” button to accept the call, at which point two people appear in front of him as part of the “hollow call”. A third gesture AR glass allows the user to expand a home model into a full-size replica that they can move around and explore.
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Two videos suggest that Samsung has two different audiences (and two different price points) for these AR wearables. While none of the values were mentioned in the video, we would expect the more advanced AR Glass to be shipped with a price tag that puts them firmly in the “niche” category, while the AR glass light is more accessible Can.
Samsung has patented augmented reality headsets in the past, so we know that the company is at least considering going into this area. Whether these patents fall short – and whether these latest videos prove to be genuine articles – remains to be seen.