Jan 27 AT 6:49 PM Nick Sarafolean 11 Comments

Samsung rumored to debut Galaxy Glass at IFA


The world of wearable tech is continuing to heat up, with more and more companies introducing new hardware. Sources from The Korea Times report that Samsung, eager to get in on the smart glasses fun, is planning to debut its latest piece of wearable tech at IFA. These smart glasses are, ironically enough, said to be dubbed as Galaxy Glass, an innovative name that Samsung surely worked hard to come up with. Samsung and Google did recently strike a patent-licensing agreement, so technically Google has promised not to sue Samsung over the name.

Galaxy Glass is going to have functionality similar to that of the Galaxy Gear. We can expect to see the ability to display notifications, listen to music, take pictures, receive phone calls and, knowing Samsung, there will also be a whole host of other features that you’ll probably use once. Continuing with the Galaxy Gear similarities, Galaxy Glass will pair with your smartphone.

Galaxy Glass

Details are scarce when it comes to the design, but we can probably expect something similar to Google Glass. The patent application for Samsung’s smart glasses shows that the device may have a look similar to traditional glasses look, but with a translucent display that can display information. One of Samsung’s officials, gave the following quote about the device:

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. 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.AnonymousSamsung

Smart glasses are still a very new concept, and we’re interested to see Samsung’s take on them. That said, we can’t help but worry that this could be a typical Samsung release like the Galaxy Gear or Galaxy Round, which were created with the sole purpose of being the first out there. Even if it takes a little longer, we’d love to see Samsung create something really useful with Galaxy Glass. Maybe Samsung will even make a nice version of TouchWiz for it.

What features would you like to see in Galaxy Glass?

Via: Droid Life

Source: The Korea Times

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Vance

    I really only want/need two things from a pair of smart glasses:
    1 is a high resolution camera that can be set to “always record” in a loop (say an hour) so that if I don’t save something, it automatically deletes every hour, but I always have the option of saving the amazing things my kids say and do, and all the important conversations I have with customers and prospective customers.
    2 is face recognition with the ability to pull a contact card up to the HUD including photo ID, name, recent social media posts, and last X number of communications (via text, phone, etc.) with the individual in front me. This would be super useful at large trade-shows and conferences where knowing who you’re talking to can translate into dollars.
    Give me sophisticated tools that perform those two tasks brilliantly, and I’ll pay you whatever you want.

    • John


  • famoso jorden

    Im still waiting for: Samsung Galaxy car, Samsung Galaxy Socks, Samsung Galaxy toothbrush, Samsung Galaxy fire extinguisher, Samsung Galaxy pool billiard table….WAH, get innovative Samsung guys and girls!

    • newuser

      and dont forget samsung condums….lol ;})

  • Rasta Silver

    They have them already yet without the name Galaxy hahaha hey lighten up its the same with cars TV etc for eg Toyota has a new Car with FM Radio the others Nissan Mitsubishi etc shall do the same ok yet you chose the car you want in this case the Google or Samsung Glass

  • Paul Atreides

    Hopefully they’re better and cheaper than Google’s glass or at the least close enough to put some pressure on Google.

    • uansari1

      Seeing as how Google is selling them near break even, I fail to see the point of your comment. They’re just trying to cover the cost of manufacturing.

  • Drake Johncock

    Hopefully this Gear will live up to the hype, unlike the previous one which was a massive disappointment on many levels http://smartwatchforiphone.com/2014/01/28/samsung-galaxy-gear-2-rumors/

  • Guido

    I don’t want another version of the glass. I’d like to see the new Galaxy S5 :D

  • Bart

    I have been (still am) a loyal fan of Samsung products for years but they really need to stop plagiarizing brand names. They could have called their product Galaxy Vision or Galaxy Insight or some other creative name. Calling it Galaxy Glass just seems plain lazy & wrong.

  • donger

    Let’s see how it looks.