Samsung eyes smart glasses for later this year, claims report
Tentatively titled Galaxy Glass, the high-tech eyeware would pop up in September at the earliest, says Korea Times.
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Samsung Electronics is working with Samsung Display to outfit the displays for the high-tech specs, Korea Times added.
"The new smart glass to be introduced by Samsung is a new concept of wearable device that can lead to an exciting culture of communication," one anonymous Samsung official reportedly told Korea Times. "The smart glass will present our aim to lead the new market with proven capability. Wearable devices can't generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets."
Korea Times' track record is decidedly hit and miss, but the report follows other hints that Samsung may be readying a pair of high-tech specs.
At an Analyst Day last November, Samsung Vice Chairman and CEO Kwon Oh-hyun said that the company had been devoting major resources to various technologies, including "wearables," according to the Journal, which attended the event. The slide that appeared during the CEO's comment showed Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch and eyeglasses that could compete with Google Glass.