Just like Apple, Snapchat and other technical giants are working on augmented reality wearables in the race to replace smartphones for the future of mobile computing, including Samsung.
However, Samsung actually bets on a few different horses in this race.
One of those recent bets comes in the form of a patent application filed in South Korea in February and published last week for an AR smart glass design.
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Like most patent applications, these sketches of product design include Samsung's documentation as an added bonus a colored display.
Like the current generation of AR headsets and smartglasses, the Samsung design includes a housing for the sensor array. The appearance splits the difference between the headset design of the HoloLens 2 and the crop of smartglasses made in China by Nreal and Mad Gaze, resulting in something that looks like diving goggles.
Based on the image of a cable in one drawing, it seems that the Samsung design is being linked to a portable computer or smartphone.
The patent contributes to Samsung's intellectual property stock for AR wearables, including a foldable glasses design and a combo AR / VR device.
But in the event that his own AR hardware doesn't get off the ground, Samsung can still contribute from the component side of his company. According to reports from ETNews in South Korea, Facebook tapped on Samsung to produce chips for its upcoming smartglasses.