Samsung is discovering the possibility of developing augmented reality glasses on the basis of its latest patent applications initially spotted by Patently Apple. The credentials the tech giant submitted to the US Patent & Trademark Office illustrate a foldable device that seems more like a typical pair of glasses, with much thicker frames for accommodating its electronic components than the Samsung Gear VR. Whereas, the final product can end up being greatly different, the present design is an eyepiece that automatically switches on whenever it’s unfolded.
So long as one of the temples of pair is unfolded, the glasses’ projector which is mounted on the temple would beam images on the small screen placed over the wearer’s field of view. To make certain the device doesn’t by chance switch off if the user turns their head in a wrong way, it looks like Samsung is thinking to use magnetic sensors for making certain it remains in the unfolded situation until the wearer intentionally folds it.
Since it’s just a patent application that might never come to completion, Samsung did not talk about what exact components it intends to use. It gave ARM-based processors as an instance of the type it may use, though, if the company ever decides for pushing through with the development of the device.