Samsung will expand its product portfolio with what will be its first mixed reality (MR) glasses, Galaxy Glassesand a smart ring, Galaxy Ringtwo trademarks that it has recently registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A good number of technology brands have shown interest in the development of MR glasses, which combine augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies, as evidenced at the recent Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Among some of the companies that have presented their novelties in this type of product are ZTE, Xiaomi, Oppo and TCL. Samsung was reportedly the latest to join this trend, as it has been learned 9to5Google based on two new trademarks.
What will come
The technology company has registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office the mark. Galaxy Glasseswhich accompanies a brief description suggesting that these smart glasses will be focused on virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.
Samsung is not new to the virtual reality viewer market. The company introduced in 2015 the Gear VR headset, which allowed web browsing, and in 2017 the HMD Odyssey mixed reality headset.
In fact, the patents appear to be in line with the announcement that. Samsung made in early February during its Galaxy Unpacked event, where it unveiled a collaboration with Qualcomm and Google for the creation of new extended reality devices.
The other trademark registration goes by the name. Samsung Galaxy Ring and, according to the description, “is intended to cover the categories of wearable devices to track, measure, monitor and upload information related to health, fitness and sleep.”
Smart rings can already be seen on the market, such as the Oura model from the eponymous company, which allows tracking of body temperature, breathing and heart rate.(Europa Press)
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