Last month, Samsung announced a partnership with Qualcomm and Google to build “extended reality” hardware. Now, new U.S. trademarks for “Galaxy Glasses” AR/VR headsets and “Galaxy Ring” smart rings show that Samsung is preparing to expand its portfolio of wearables.
Samsung trademarks ‘Galaxy Glasses’ & ‘Galaxy Ring’
Samsung has filed for a U.S. trademark for ‘Galaxy Glasses’ and ‘Galaxy Ring’ — smart glasses and AR/VR headsets, similar to Focals by North or the Ray-Ban Stories.
With trademarks in, it’s too early to say whether Samsung’s big “extended reality” project will be slim smart glasses or a full-on VR headset. However, the U.S. trademark filing for Samsung Galaxy Glasses is a good sign for the launch in the U.S., and possibly in other countries as well.
The U.S. trademark filing of SAMSUNG GALAXY RING™ and GALAXY GLASSES™ is now in the public record, so it won’t be long before we see the formal unveiling of Samsung’s wearables.
- SAMSUNG GALAXY RING™ is intended to cover smart rings for tracking and monitoring health, fitness and sleep, as well as smartphones.
- GALAXY GLASSES™ is intended to cover virtual and augmented reality headsets, headphones and smartphones.
It’s not yet known if Samsung’s two upcoming wearables are connected. The Galaxy Ring is meant to collect health data & send it to smartphones. For context, Focals by North smart glasses (now Google) have a connected smart ring with discreet controls.
Perhaps Google’s partnership with Samsung for Galaxy Glasses will include ring-based controls. In 2021, Google I/O and Samsung joined forces to introduce the smartwatch OS Wear OS 3 on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.