Samsung had planned to release its own Extended Reality (XR) headset by February 2024 but due to the tough competition of Apple’s Vision Pro, the release has been pushed back supposedly by 3-6 months. In this article, let’s explore the expected features and launch details of Samsung’s first Extended Reality (XR) headset, the Galaxy Glasses.
Samsung Glasses Extended Reality Headset Overview:
For those unaware, Extended Reality (XR or xR) is a technology that combines Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and even Mixed Reality (MR). Samsung has been aware of the potential of this cutting-edge technology having worked with companies like Ross Video. Though it has products like Gear VR and Odyesse VR to its name, Samsung doesn’t have a proper XR product of its own.
Back in February, Samsung announced that it will be partnering with Qualcomm and Google to build an XR ecosystem of its own. Though not official, an independent report by the Korea Economic Daily revealed the LSI division of Samsung is also working on an XR chipset independent of the mobile division which is designing the end consumer device.
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Display and Performance
The Samsung XR headset will likely adopt the Galaxy Glasses moniker based on a trademark application filed by the South Korean giant.
According to reports, the Galaxy Glasses will have a 3,000 PPI display, a bump from the previously intended 2000 PPI. The XR headset will probably be powered by Qualcomm’s XR chipset as Samsung doesn’t have an alternative of its own yet. Most probably, the Galaxy Glasses will rock the Snapdragon XR2 chip, which powers the Meta Quest 2 headset.
Google and Samsung are working together on this upcoming headset which indicates that the headset might be based on Android OS.
Rumored features of Galaxy Glasses include eye tracking, hand tracking, and foveated rendering. It utilizes eye tracking to track the user’s eye movements, enabling cursor control in VR/AR. Hand tracking enables controller-free interaction with virtual objects. Foveated rendering optimizes graphics by focusing on the user’s field of view, conserving battery life.
Samsung Glasses XR Headset Availability
Samsung Galaxy Glasses XR headset is now delayed due to competition from Apple’s Vision Pro headset. Apple’s headset is visibly more powerful and feature-rich than any other headset launched so far. That’s why Samsung decided to delay its headset in order to improve its specifications and design.
The release date of this headset is still unknown, but it will likely be released at the end of 2024. The headset will compete with the Apple Vision Pro, the Meta Quest 2, and other high-end headsets.
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy F54.