Samsung introduced final month it was partnering with Google and Qualcomm to develop an XR machine, one thing the corporate stated on the time was “not too distant.” Whereas we’re nonetheless left guessing as to what kind of headset the Korean tech big has in retailer, a brand new trademark submitting has come to gentle which can counsel the headset’s naming scheme.

As reported by 9to5Google, Samsung filed a trademark request with the United States Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on February twenty seventh for the identify ‘Galaxy Glasses’.

In its description, the trademark registration is alleged to cowl the classes of “digital actuality headsets; Augmented actuality headsets; Headphones; Smartphones; Good glasses.”

Based on a current Washington Submit interview with TM Roh, the president and head of Samsung’s cell expertise enterprise, an upcoming Samsung XR machine is “getting there, however we’re not too distant.”

Roh advised WaPo that the XR headset’s chipset goes to be “a strategic collaboration with Qualcomm.” Google is constructing the software program, whereas Samsung builds the {hardware}.

Offered the trademark isn’t only a defensive measure, and can really be utilized to an actual product, Samsung could be pitching the proposed machine as part of its Galaxy line, which incorporates its smartphones, tablets, notebooks, smartwatches, and earbuds.

Notably, the corporate has by no means positioned its VR gadgets instantly below its Galaxy branding, with Samsung Gear VR and its PC VR headset HMD Odyssey marketed individually from the Samsung mothership of cell gadgets.

Smasung Odyssey+ | Picture courtesy Samsung

It shouldn’t come as any actual shock the Korean tech big is prepping XR {hardware} now. In 2021, two leaked movies surfaced that includes Samsung AR idea gadgets, though we haven’t heard something since in regards to the firm’s XR ambitions till Samsung introduced it was throwing its hat again within the sport with Google and Qualcomm by its aspect.

In the meantime, Apple’s rumored blended actuality headset is reportedly set to reach someday this yr at round $3,000, with a lower-cost model of Apple’s blended actuality headset reportedly set to comply with someday in 2024 or early 2025.

And though Apple is basically seen as essentially the most current menace, Meta not too long ago launched phrase it’s not solely prepping an enthusiast-targeted Quest 3 headset for launch this yr, and a “extra accessible” shopper model in 2024, however probably one other ‘Professional’ branded Quest headset “approach out sooner or later,” Mark Rabki, Meta’s VP of VR, allegedly advised 1000’s of workers in a memo final week.