Samsung to unveil its Google Glass competitor in Berlin this September?

Samsung to unveil its Google Glass competitor in Berlin this September?

According to a report by the Korea Times, Samsung is ready to join the smart-glasses craze in the second half of 2014. Its take on the subject, Galaxy Glass, is currently in development with a September reveal at Berlin's IFA in the cards. Coincidentally, this is where Samsung presented its Galaxy Gear smart-watch last year.



The South Korean giant has already patented the spectacles in its homeland. The patent drawings we have so far show a pair of sporty glasses with side buttons, a camera on the front, in-built earphones, and a wired connection going towards a smartphone. This design doesn't seem very refined, compared to Google Glass' wireless connection and absence of earpieces. But in the end, we expect Samsung to introduce a polished product. It could also turn out that the Galaxy Glass is not the product these sketches show.



Similar to other wearables, the Galaxy Glass will connect to a smartphone and display alerts, as well as controls, on a transparent or translucent lens before the user's eyes. Predictably, Samsung is collaborating with its display arm, Samsung Display, to produce the goggles' specific lenses.



The Korean maker acknowledges that smart glasses won't turn an immediate profit, because they are a new concept that's yet to find mass appeal and form a culture. However, the Galaxy Glass presents Samsung's aim to "lead the new market with proven capability" with "steady releases of devices". However, the company isn't building these glasses merely for prestige. Samsung recognizes that smart glasses have a huge market potential, as they will be used in many industries, in addition to being a consumer product.



On top of that, the Korea Information Society Development Institute expects the wearable devices market to reach $6 billion (either in shipments or sales volume) by 2016. The researchers also state that wearable devices could emerge as the next-generation of mobile technology which will replace smartphones.



source: Korea Times via The Verge

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12 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

SS Uterus? Needs a new thumbnail lol..

2. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

The moment you put those on the USB thingy enters your spine and takes control over your body. THEN, everybody is sent on war with North Korea (or Apple.Inc).

3. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

lol..

4. Sauce unregistered

North Korea best Korea

6. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Reminds me of spider man :3

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The interface? Are these and the other new wearables the first steps we're witnessing towards our new future RoboCop/Ironman suits being massaged into reality? Wicked!

11. mail2me98

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

hahaha

5. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I want Selyna Kyle's goggles from The Dark Knight Rises. Samsung and Google, work that out!

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Apple.

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

well done, you've named a fruit....

12. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Banana. Love me.

10. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I hope they call it "Plastic".

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