As Google just put its famous Google Glasses on sale, now South Korean company, Samsung is eyeing to launch its Galaxy Glasses.
A new patent application which Samsung recently filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Office shows a device which looks a lot like Google Glass.
It’s not so much a pair of glasses as a one-sided headset by the looks of things essentially like a Bluetooth headset but with a display curving round in front of your eye.
The device is referred to as “Earphone” in the application, so it may not even be called the Galaxy Glass / Gear Glass (although we’d be extremely surprised if Samsung actually launched a product called Earphone so that’s probably just a codename).
It does suggest that the device might work as a phone though, along with whatever else it can do. We’ve heard talk of companies looking into “ear computers” recently – including Apple – which suggests that the ear-based component may be just as important as the glass bit.
Either way this patent application certainly looks like a Google Glass competitor and the latest rumors point to a launch at IFA 2014 in September.
That would put Samsung’s smart glasses out at a similar time to the consumer model of Google Glass, as that’s also expected later this year.