Samsung Recordsdata Trademark for ‘Galaxy Glasses’ AR/VR Headset – Highway to VR

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 mild which can counsel 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 claimed to cowl the classes of “digital actuality headsets; Augmented actuality headsets; Headphones; Smartphones; Good glasses.”

In response to a latest 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}.

Offered the trademark isn’t only a defensive measure, and can really 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.

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

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 gadgets, though we haven’t heard something since in regards to 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 12 months 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 essentially the most current risk, Meta lately launched phrase it’s not solely prepping an enthusiast-targeted Quest 3 headset for launch this 12 months, and a “extra accessible” client model in 2024, however probably one other ‘Professional’ branded Quest headset “method out sooner or later,” Mark Rabki, Meta’s VP of VR, allegedly instructed hundreds of workers in a memo final week.


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