Samsung is set to reveal a competitor to Google Glass, known as the ‘Galaxy Glass’, this September.
Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Glass’, a competitor to Google Glass, will make its debut at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. Samsung say that the Galaxy Glass will connect to a smartphone and let you handle calls and listen to music.
In October 2013, Samsung registered a patent for the wearable glasses, which revealed: “This design is a type [of glasses] with earphones integrated, allowing [users] to take phone calls and listen to music during workouts.” The Galaxy Glass will be able to connect with smartphones and display notifications through the eyepiece.
In order to take the product further, Samsung will have access to Google’s smart glasses patents which have been filed over the years. A report from the Korea Times quotes an anonymous Samsung official as saying: “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.”
The anonymous Samsung official added: “Wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets.”
Obviously, we’ve no idea how much the Galaxy Glass will cost or what it’ll look like, but watch this space and we’ll keep you posted.
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