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Samsung Information Trademark for ‘Galaxy Glasses’ AR/VR Headset


Samsung introduced final month it was partnering with Google and Qualcomm to develop an XR machine, one thing the corporate stated on the time was “not too far-off.” Whereas we’re nonetheless left guessing as to what kind of headset the Korean tech large has in retailer, a brand new trademark submitting has come to gentle which can recommend the headset’s naming scheme.

As reported by 9to5Google, Samsung filed a trademark request with the United States Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on February twenty seventh for the identify ‘Galaxy Glasses’.

In its description, the trademark registration is alleged to cowl the classes of “digital actuality headsets; Augmented actuality headsets; Headphones; Smartphones; Sensible glasses.”

In response to a current Washington Publish interview with TM Roh, the president and head of Samsung’s cell expertise enterprise, an upcoming Samsung XR machine is “getting there, however we’re not too far-off.”

Roh instructed WaPo that the XR headset’s chipset goes to be “a strategic collaboration with Qualcomm.” Google is constructing the software program, whereas Samsung builds the {hardware}.

Supplied the trademark isn’t only a defensive measure, and can truly be utilized to an actual product, Samsung could be pitching the proposed machine as part of its Galaxy line, which incorporates its smartphones, tablets, notebooks, smartwatches, and earbuds.

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Notably, the corporate has by no means positioned its VR units immediately below its Galaxy branding, with Samsung Gear VR and its PC VR headset HMD Odyssey marketed individually from the Samsung mothership of cell units.

Smasung Odyssey+ | Picture courtesy Samsung

It shouldn’t come as any actual shock the Korean tech large is prepping XR {hardware} now. In 2021, two leaked movies surfaced that includes Samsung AR idea units, though we haven’t heard something since concerning the firm’s XR ambitions till Samsung introduced it was throwing its hat again within the recreation with Google and Qualcomm by its facet.

In the meantime, Apple’s rumored blended actuality headset is reportedly set to reach someday this yr at round $3,000, with a lower-cost model of Apple’s blended actuality headset reportedly set to comply with someday in 2024 or early 2025.

And though Apple is essentially seen as probably the most current menace, Meta not too long ago launched phrase it isn’t solely prepping an enthusiast-targeted Quest 3 headset for launch this yr, and a “extra accessible” shopper model in 2024, however probably one other ‘Professional’ branded Quest headset “manner out sooner or later,” Mark Rabki, Meta’s VP of VR, allegedly instructed 1000’s of staff in a memo final week.


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