Apple's long-rumored AR headset may have some stiff competition. Anonymous Twitter leaker WalkingCat, infamous for exposing Microsoft, Facebook and Samsung's secrets, revealed that the Samsung Galaxy 21 maker may release augmented-reality (AR) glasses in the future.
WalkingCat posted a leaked video of AR glasses called Samsung Glasses Lite. The ad shows off an ivory, lightweight, sunglasses-like headset that would appeal to gamers, tech lovers who enjoy leisurely activities, and highly productive worker bees.
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Here's 'Glasses Lite' — Samsung's new AR headset
WalkingCat, a Twitter leaker with an impressive track record (they leaked genuine renders of Facebook's Oculus Quest 2 last July), blew the lid off Samsung's unannounced AR headset project by posting a concept ad for the Samsung Glasses Lite.
The video shows an actor wearing Samsung Glasses Lite while playing a racing game.
No, the game isn't running on a TV or a monitor — instead, it's hovering in the air and only the Samsung Glasses Lite wearer can see it. The actor is holding a phone, which implies the Samsung Glasses Lite can be connected to one's device for some killer AR experiences.
Besides gaming, the video also hints that Samsung Glasses Lite can project many other visuals — streaming content for entertainment, a PC display for productivity, and video calls for remote work — right before users' eyes. The actor can be seen controlling Samsung Glasses Lite with his Galaxy Watch device. The video also points out that Glasses Lite is compatible with Samsung DeX.
Samsung Glasses Lite can even transform into a pair of shades in sunny conditions so you don't have to swap between your AR headset and your sunglasses. In the final scene of the video, the actor is seen flying a drone. In his field of vision, he can see what the drone is recording while reading its status indicators.
The video indicates that Samsung Glasses Lite will fit seamlessly into the Galaxy ecosystem, including the Galaxy phone, tablet and watch.
It doesn't stop there, though. WalkingCat was generous enough to leak a second video that refers to the Samsung Glasses Lite as a next-generation device in wearable computing. In this video, an engineer uses Samsung Glasses Lite to work with 3D holographic models of house designs.
In one incredible scene, the engineer uses his Samsung Glasses Lite to work with his co-workers who are present via holographic videoconferencing.
If this sounds like some next-level, futuristic product that's far ahead of our time, you might be correct. We're unsure how close Samsung is to materializing its Glasses Lite vision into reality, but we suspect it's going to be a while before this AR headset hits the market.
Still, with this concept video showing us some insight into Samsung's vision for the future, we can't help but get excited at the thought of AR glasses becoming a new tech staple in our society.
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Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!