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Videos suggest what Samsung’s first AR glasses will look like

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Samsung has been talking about Augmented Reality (AR) glasses for years, having recently launched a basic set of image projection glasses on the CES 2020 stage. However, the company had never been seen to suggest building a wearable AR device – until today .

According to The Verge, a relatively reliable source of information leakage about gadgets, the WalkingCat, published two concept videos that show some of the things that a pair of “Samsung Lite glasses” could do.

Among the various functions, it would be possible to design a giant virtual screen where you can play games, relax in a private cinema, have a giant virtual computer monitor, “Sunglasses mode” with automatic dimming or act like a instant first-person view screen for the DJI drone, complete with telemetry.

The second video shows a similar concept of “Samsung RA Glasses”, although this time it allows the user to “See” 3D digital objects appear in the real world, something very familiar to those who have seen the marketing HoloLens from Microsoft.

On the other hand, it recalls the The Verge, the reality is still a long way from what you see in these conceptual videos. Today’s combinations of waveguides, lasers, projectors and micro mirrors generally offer a very small field of view with transparent RA glasses like these. If you are next to a virtual computer monitor, you will only be able to see part of it at a time. The rest will be out of sight.

The videos also show that Samsung imagines a concept in which the user will use a smartwatch to navigate the interfaces. In the short term, this can be more realistic than trying to touch things that don’t really exist or making gestures in the air with your hands.

In addition, the control of smartwatch it is a paradigm that other companies that work with RA headsets are considering. Apple, for example, has a smartwatch it is a headset RA in development. The division of hardware of Facebook who is building RA glasses is also reportedly working on a smartwatch.

Maria Campos, ZAP //

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