Samsung is working on its own version of “Google Glass” according to a recent patent the firm just registered with the Korea Intellectual Property Office.
According to the report by the Korean Times the device will work like the Galaxy Gear and will be linked to a smartphone to display alerts on a transparent or translucent lens so that users can take phone calls and listen to music. The firm is reportedly working with its affiliate, Samsung Display.
Sources inside Samsung reportedly told the paper that the new smart glass by Samsung will lead to “an exciting culture of communication. The smart glass will present our aim to lead the new market with proven capability. Wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets.”
Kim Jin-san, an analyst at Kium Securities told the paper that the glasses, as an accessory will employ great design, be simple and appealing in appearance “as wearable devices are a part of daily life for consumers, they will help raise brand awareness.”
Other reports says the firm is working on Galaxy Glass and an improved version of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch which will reportedly have an a flexible OLED screen than the Super AMOLED panel. The reports say the firm will launch the new Galaxy Gear around March or April with a Galaxy S5 smartphone, a sequel to the Galaxy S4.
The Glasses will reportedly be launched at Berlin’s IFA.