Samsung imagines how its first AR glasses might look in these leaked concept videos

“Samsung Glasses Lite”
Samsung imagines how its first AR glasses might look in these leaked concept videos
Samsung imagines how its first AR glasses might look in these leaked concept videos

Samsung has been toying with AR glasses for years, most just lately trotting out a particularly fundamental set of image-projecting goggles on the CES 2020 stage, however I’ve by no means seen the corporate counsel it’d wish to construct an really bold augmented actuality wearable computing machine — till maybe immediately.

WalkingCat, a reasonably dependable supply of gadget leaks, has printed two new concept videos that showcase a number of the fun things a pair of “Samsung Glasses Lite” might do, like projecting an enormous virtual screen the place you might play your games, letting you relax in your personal movie show, provide you with an enormous virtual pc monitor, fireplace up an auto-dimming “sun shades mode,” or act as an on the spot first-person-view screen to your DJI drone, full with telemetry.

The second video exhibits off the very related “Samsung AR Glasses” concept, although this time it’s letting the consumer “see” 3D virtual objects seem in the actual world, a visible that needs to be immediately acquainted to you when you’ve ever seen any of Microsoft’s HoloLens advertising.

Should you’ve by no means tried a Microsoft HoloLens or Magic Leap, although, it is best to know that actuality is an extended methods away from the visualizations you see here. Immediately’s waveguides, lasers, projectors and micromirror mixtures normally provide you with a reasonably small area of view with see-through AR glasses like these. Should you’re standing proper subsequent to a virtual pc monitor, you’d solely have the ability to see a part of it at a time — the remainder could be out of your area of view.

To me, the most fascinating a part of these videos is how Samsung imagines you’ll be utilizing a smartwatch to navigate the interfaces. Quick-term, that is likely to be more realistic than making an attempt to faucet on things that don’t really exist or make midair gestures together with your arms, and smartwatch management is a paradigm that different corporations engaged on AR headsets are little question contemplating. Apple has each a smartwatch and an AR headset in improvement, after all, and the Fb {hardware} division that’s constructing AR glasses is reportedly now engaged on a smartwatch, too.

Talking of Samsung and smartwatches, two recognized leakers at the moment are saying Samsung could return to Android for its subsequent smartwatch, as a substitute of its personal Tizen platform it’s used for watches for years now.