Samsung creates Next-Generation Curved Gear VR Headset

A new patent application from Samsung at the US Patent Office shows the future plans of the company in the Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality area. The patent shows a new design for a Head Mounted Display (HMD). The headset, which probably represents the next generation of the Gear VR, over next Gear VR headset represents, has thereby some characteristics, which will make the immersive experience still more fascinating. Above all the curved display.

Current VR headsets usually have a field of view of 100 to 120 degrees, in contrast to the human field of view, which is 200 degrees. The current HDMs therefore quickly create a slightly oppressive feeling. The VR applications do not really feel real, the user, according to reports, often feels constricted. This problem can be solved with a curved VR headset.

Samsung’s new VR patent (Source: Patently Mobile)


Especially with complex 3-D content, the primary goal of the industry is to offer the user a seamless and as realistic an experience as possible. With Samsung’s VR headset, this can be achieved by eliminating the periscope effect that Virtual Reality glasses currently have. In addition, Samsung’s patent is apparently designed for an optimized fit. The display is longer, but narrower, which will greatly reduce the weight of the headset. Especially the weight, both with VR Gear and with Mixed Reality Headsets like the HoloLens, is an argument, which makes a long use difficult so far.

The new HMD design from Samsung also offers to make the display transparent, so that you can see the outside world like in a Google Glass or HoloLens. This opens up potential for mixed reality and augmented reality applications. In addition, the clear view function allows the user to take a short break from the virtual reality game without having to remove the glasses.


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Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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