Samsung’s Leaked AR Concept Videos Reveal Its Augmented Ambitions

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Leaked concept video featuring two Samsung AR devices has come to light. WalkingCat was also involved in leaking photos of Oculus Quest 2 before it was launched, and Lenovo’s latest ThinkReality AR glasses for enterprise before it was announced at CES this year.

Leaked Concept Videos Show Samsung’s Take On AR Glasses

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Project virtual screens, fly drones, and dim the lights with ‘Samsung Glasses Lite.’ Referred to in the videos as ‘Samsung Glasses Lite,’ this proof-of-concept represents what a pair of AR glasses made by the company could look like in the years ahead.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.22): Samsung AR glasses leaked, Kura price revealed, and much more!

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This week in XR hasn’t had any explosive news, but it was interesting nonetheless: in particular we had cool info on AR glasses, with some news from Kura, Lynx, and Samsung. Samsung AR glasses concept has been leaked. It could be a big bang for AR.

Nreal Light AR Smart Glasses Will Be Bundled With Latest Samsung And LG Smartphones

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Nreal’s smartphone-powered consumer AR headset finally arrive this month in Korea. This past March the company even introduced hand-tracking support to its developer kit, allowing creators to interact with their AR experiences with their own two hands.

CES 2020: Samsung Teases Prototype AR Glasses

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Samsung is kicked-off the first day of CES 2020 with a bang this morning, offering attendees an in-depth look at a variety of cutting-edge products straight out of a science fiction novel, including a BB8-style robot assistant, as well as new improvements to their proprietary voice assistant, Bixby.

Samsung Files Patent Application For Foldable AR Glasses

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Could the multinational technology conglomerate be expanding into the AR market? According to a recently published patent application filed by Samsung, the company may be developing a foldable AR headset featuring a built-in display that automatically activates when the device is unfolded. Based on the image provided in the application, the AR-enabled headset would feature thicker-than-average frames in order to house the devices primary components.

Samsung Reportedly to Release “multiple AR and VR products” in Coming Months

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Samsung hasn’t really said much about VR since the release of Samsung Odyssey+, the hardware refresh to its Windows Mixed Reality headset that came to market in October 2018. In short: Samsung has more AR/VR products coming down the pipeline. Farshid Fallah, Samsung’s director of developer relations for XR and gaming, took the stage at an AWE panel talk on Thursday to talk a bit about the upcoming AR capabilities for Galaxy S10.

Samsung Reportedly Developing Their Own Wireless AR/VR Headset

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It appears as though the hybrid headset market is shaping up to be the latest trend in immersive entertainment as it’s now being reported that Samsung may be in the process of developing their own AR/VR headset similar to that of Apple’s recently announced device. However, whereas the Odyssey is a wired VR headset dependent on a VR-ready PC to operate, this new solution will be entirely standalone, wireless, and support both VR and AR experiences. Photo of Samsung Odyssey.

Samsung Rolls Out Star Wars AR Experience For Galaxy Phones

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The galaxy from far, far away is getting a little bit closer this holiday season by way of Samsung right alongside the release of the latest Star Wars film, Rise of Skywalker. The AR experience is exclusive to the ‘Members’ app on Galaxy smartphones.

Samsung is Terminating Its VR Video Apps on All Devices

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With the end of Samsung Gear VR, it seems the South Korean tech giant is also doing away with its VR video apps as well. The company is ending service for all of its Samsung XR apps across the web, mobile, and VR headset platforms. Image courtesy Samsung.

CES 2020: Samsung Casually Shows Off AR Glasses In Exercise Demo

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During its CES 2020 livestream, Samsung casually showed off AR glasses- without formally declaring it to be an upcoming product or even acknowledging anything remarkable about showing such a device. No tech company has yet launched compelling consumer AR glasses.

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

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Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Samsung has your back with a their brand new Doorway platform, a smartphone-based AR tool designed to help guide users through their smart-connected home. Harnessing AR and the wit of Family Guy gives Samsung a unique solution to a complex challenge.”.

Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).” “Samsung Electronics is working on developing cordless and high-priced headsets supporting both VR and AR,” an unnamed Samsung official told the Korean Times.

NuEyes’ AR Glasses Are Made For Hardcore PC Gamers

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AR company NuEyes is taking its passion for AR and gaming to the next level with the launch of the Pro 3e 5G-enabled smart glasses through their gaming division, NuGaming. Adjusting the settings on the AR glasses is simple.

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Waveguide Maker DigiLens Secures Additional Investment by Samsung Ventures

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DigiLens , the Silicon Valley-based waveguide maker, today announced that Samsung’s venture capital group Samsung Ventures is increasing its stake in the company. Samsung Ventures is a partner who fully understands all the different challenges of the XR ecosystem.

Stanford & Samsung Develop Ultra-dense OLED Display Capable of 20,000 PPI

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Researchers at Stanford and Samsung Electronics have developed a display capable of packing in greater than 10,000 pixels per inch (ppi), something that’s slated to be used in VR/AR headsets and contact lenses of the future. Image courtesy Stanford University, Samsung Electronics.

Report: Samsung To Manufacture Custom Tracking Chip For Facebook AR Glasses

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Samsung Electronics will manufacture custom chips for Facebook’s AR glasses, according to a report from Korean outlet The Electronic Times. Facebook has repeatedly publicly confirmed that it is working on AR glasses. One of the challenges of building AR glasses is battery life, and one of the most battery hungry operations would be the positional tracking and world sending. Tesla’s next generation self driving chip will also be manufactured by Samsung.

Samsung Is Working on a VR-AR Hybrid Headset, Already Tested ‘Prototype’

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With the Gear VR’s launch in 2015, Samsung were technically the first company to release a modern-age consumer VR headset, and Gear VR is still the most owned VR headset on the market. Over the past year, there have been multiple hints from Samsung that their next step may be a standalone VR headset with AR capabilities- a “hybrid” so to speak. The Odyssey may be a stepping stone to a fully standalone Samsung VR headset.

Report: Samsung Working On Wireless AR/VR Headset With Microsoft

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It sounds like Samsung is working on a new headset that will utilize both virtual and augmented reality technology. That is according to the Korea Times , which cites a Samsung official familiar with the company’s plans. Last year, Samsung released the Odyssey PC VR headset under Microsoft’s Windows-based ‘mixed reality’ banner, which was easily the best of the five headsets featured in that line. Tagged with: samsung Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

Samsung Reveals Four New AR & VR In-House Projects

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Samsung’s C-Lab initiative is churning out some seriously incredible projects. However, it finally looks as though we’ll be getting a new look at a fresh batch of candidates soon, as it’s being reported that Samsung will be showcasing four of its best ongoing virtual and augmented reality projects at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. Monitorless: Screen-sharing glasses for both VR & AR. News Gear VR Hardware Samsung

Leak reveals Samsung Glasses Lite, an upcoming Apple Glasses AR competitor

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Samsung has apparently joined Apple in working on an upcoming pair of augmented reality glasses, according to a new leak from Twitter user WalkingCat. Computing Wearables Apple AR Augmented Reality Samsung wearables

Samsung's Upgraded Smart Tracker Can Help You Find Your Keys Using AR

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On Thursday, Samsung announced plans to launch an upgraded version of its Galaxy SmartTag smart trackers, the aptly named SmartTag+, globally on April 16 with a U.S.

Reality Bytes: Samsung, Google & Fortnite

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W hat are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes , featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

How to Use an S Pen With Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra

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You no longer need to splurge on a gigantic Galaxy Note to use a stylus with your Samsung phone.

Samsung’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S8 may not make its big entrance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, the company will however be presenting a few new VR/AR projects coming direct from their in-house incubator Creative Lab (C-Lab). Samsung says it can be used for augmented reality and virtual reality thanks to the electrochromic glass (AKA ‘smart glass’ ) that can block out external light on demand.

Samsung Updates AR Emoji with Better Tracking & Facial Features

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With Apple preparing to bring a slew of new features to its Animoji app this fall, Samsung has updated its AR Emoji imitator with the ability to create more realistic digital doppelgängers. The update gives users more control over customization of their personal AR Emojis with My Emoji Editor. Samsung has also improved facial tracking by increasing "landmark detector" points by 65% and boosting the.

AR Glasses Startup Nreal Secures $40M in Series B Financing

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Nreal, the China-based company behind the Nreal Light AR glasses , today announced its secured another $40 million in funding. SEE ALSO Facebook Wants to Build an AR Headset to Supercharge Your Hearing, Create a Custom HRTF from a Photograph.

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 AR Reveal Has Been Leaked

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It looks like Samsung was planning something a little different for the reveal of its S9 smartphone this year, but it’s backfired a little. All signs point towards Samsung announcing its new flagship smartphone at its Mobile World Congress Unpacked press conference in Barcelona this Sunday. An AR component allows users to press their phone against their badges and then project a virtual rendition of the S9 into the palm of their hand through their smartphone screen.

Monitorless Is A Samsung AR Headset That Lets You Use PCs Without A Screen

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That future is a while off, though, and Samsung’s Monitorless looks like an intriguing stopgap. The glasses can then be used to view the screen on either device as an AR overlay. Samsung claims the glasses also have VR functionality. Samsung has additional projects it is planning to show at MWC. Tagged with: ar , Monitorless , samsung , VR. AR ar Monitorless samsung VR

Samsung Files Patent For 180 Degree VR Headset With Curved OLED Displays

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Samsung filed a patent application for a VR headset with a field of view of at least 180 degrees. But if Samsung did decide to go forwards with this design, they could leverage their competitive advantage as the world’s largest small OLED panel manufacturer. Samsung Galaxy smartphones already incorporate curved OLED technology. In an October interview with Lowyat.NET , the CEO of Samsung Electronics confirmed that the company was heavily looking in to both VR and AR.

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra S-Pen Is a Useful Stylus With an Inconvenient Case

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However, after adding stylus support to a number of its tablets and laptops, this year Samsung decided to free the stylus on its phones, too, by… Read more.

Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada

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Toronto will soon be home to Samsung’s sixth and largest immersive retail store. Set to open this summer at the Toronto Eaton Centre, Samsung’s “Experience Store” will be its biggest yet featuring 21,000 square feet of mobile technology spread across two jam-packed floors. A Samsung Kitchen Demo featuring live cooking demonstrations which allow the public to get involved. News Canada Gear 360 Gear VR Samsung Samsung Experience Store Toronto

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Samsung's AR Emoji Gets Super with Addition of Pixar's 'The Incredibles 2'

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Just in time for the release of Pixar's highly anticipated sequel, AR Emoji based on characters from The Incredibles 2 have arrived for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Originally announced at the launch of Samsung's latest flagship devices, Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, Jack-Jack, and Frozone join the existing lineup of Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck on the AR avatar app.

Samsung Jumps to Head of Mobile AR Class with Galaxy S10 5G & 3D Depth Sensor, Shows Off AR Concept Video

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While augmented reality made more of a cameo appearance during Samsung's official grand unveiling of the Galaxy S10 line-up on Wednesday, it's the company's move into 5G connectivity that has huge implications for AR.

Nreal AR Glasses To Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking Soon

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Nreal Light AR glasses will get controller-free hand tracking in a near-future software update, thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm-backed Clay AIR. Nreal is a China-based company founded in 2017 with the goal of delivering lightweight consumer AR glasses before the major tech companies.

Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit

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Shepard Fairey’s largest ever solo exhibit preserved in VR/AR using volumetric photogrammetry. USD on Oculus, Steam VR, Samsung Gear VR, iOS App Store , and Google Play Store. The post Artist Behind Famous Obama “Hope” Poster Launches VR/AR Exhibit appeared first on VRScout. News AR Augmented Reality DAMAGED HTC Vive Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR VRt Ventures

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Nreal AR Glasses to Begin Shipping Next Week to Consumers in Korea

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Nreal is getting ready to ship its Nreal Light AR headset to consumers in South Korea. The sunglasses-style AR headset is optionally being bundled with the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note 20 in that country. Light AR will be available in stores there starting August 21st.

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