January 27, 2014 8:06am
Samsung could be expanding into another category of device and setting its eyes on Google and the other “smart glass” competitors. The “next big thing,” according to the Korea Times, is what’s rumoured to be called the “Galaxy Glass.” This is Samsung’s version of Google Glass and is a wearable set of eye glasses that could make its official unveiling at the upcoming IFA conference in September.
Galaxy Glass would preform similar actions to the Galaxy Gear, but on your head. The report indicated that the device connects to your smartphone to display various alerts, allowing the user to take phone calls and listen to music.
An unnamed Samsung official stated, “The new smart glass to be introduced by Samsung is a new concept of wearable device that can 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.”
The above image is from a patent application, uncovered by the Wall Street Journal, that is described as a type of “sports glasses.” The filing also noted that “this design is of a type [of glasses] with earphones integrated, allowing [users] to take phone calls and listen to music during workouts.”