In the past, patents have never been a solid source to uncover the future of a company's product pipeline. However, sometimes the images you find in the patent filing archives are so compelling that you have to be careful.
This is the case with Samsung and its recent patent application for a pair of augmented reality smartglasses.
The patent application was filed on January 2 and published on July 11, and describes a "portable folding type electronic device with an optical transmission element for transmitting light from a projector to a transparent element" "reality" in the title of yours Patent application to prevent interested parties from searching the database, but the implication is clear: This is what Samsung's AR Smartglasses might look like.
The most interesting thing is The device looks strikingly similar to another device that I've looked at early on – a monocular AR smart glasses, the concept of Google Glass in a nutshell t level , (I'll be able to tell you more about my experience with this device soon.)
Like the aforementioned device, the drawings in the Samsung patent application appear to show a monocular AR Smartglass device highlighting Samsung as foldable.
Later, the patent application describes the function of the device: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure may include: a transparent element; a housing rotatably coupled to the transparent member via a hinge portion such that the housing is foldable in a particular direction relative to the transparent member, a projector at least partially disposed in the housing, and an optical transmission element; configured to guide light emitted from the projector to the transparent element when the housing is deployed with respect to the foldable element; transparent element in unfolded state.
The patent application was first published by Patently Apple a website that has consented that Apple reports the development of a particular website AR Smartglasses may have discontinued, should not be trusted without additional, more substantial sourcing.
This latest information about AR -Patents point out that, whatever happens at Apple, its main competitor Samsung is not on the brink of action as the AR history of the mobile technology industry continues to evolve.