Samsung has been toying with AR glasses for years, most not too long ago trotting out an especially fundamental set of image-projecting goggles on the CES 2020 stage, however I’ve by no means seen the corporate counsel it would prefer to construct an truly formidable augmented actuality wearable computing system — till maybe in the present day.
WalkingCat, a reasonably dependable supply of gadget leaks, has revealed two new idea movies that exhibit a few of the enjoyable issues a pair of “Samsung Glasses Lite” may do, like projecting a large digital display the place you may play your video games, letting you chill in your personal movie show, provide you with a large digital laptop monitor, hearth up an auto-dimming “sun shades mode,” or act as an instantaneous first-person-view display to your DJI drone, full with telemetry.

The second video reveals off the very related “Samsung AR Glasses” idea, although this time it’s letting the consumer “see” 3D digital objects seem in the true world, a visible that must be immediately acquainted to you if you happen to’ve ever seen any of Microsoft’s HoloLens advertising and marketing.

If you’ve by no means tried a Microsoft HoloLens or Magic Leap, although, you need to know that actuality is a protracted methods away from the visualizations you see right here. Today’s waveguides, lasers, projectors and micromirror mixtures normally provide you with a fairly small area of view with see-through AR glasses like these. If you’re standing proper subsequent to a digital laptop monitor, you’d solely be capable to see a part of it at a time — the remaining could be out of your area of view.

To me, essentially the most fascinating a part of these movies is how Samsung imagines you’ll be utilizing a smartwatch to navigate the interfaces. Short-term, that is likely to be extra real looking than attempting to faucet on issues that don’t truly exist or make midair gestures along with your palms, and smartwatch management is a paradigm that different firms engaged on AR headsets are little doubt contemplating. Apple has each a smartwatch and an AR headset in improvement, in fact, and the Facebook {hardware} division that’s constructing AR glasses is reportedly now engaged on a smartwatch, too.
Speaking of Samsung and smartwatches, two recognized leakers are actually saying Samsung might return to Android for its subsequent smartwatch, as an alternative of its personal Tizen platform it’s used for watches for years now.