Samsung’s Google Glass competitor, allegedly called Gear Glass (can you smell another lawsuit coming?) is reportedly coming in September, according to a new report published Tuesday by Business Korea. The news outlet said Samsung will use IFA 2014, in Berlin, to introduce its first face computer, where we also expect to hear details on the company’s new Galaxy Note 4 smartphone.
Samsung Gear Glass, a mock-up is pictured above, will run “the next-gen Tizen OS,” Business Korea said. Tizen also powers Samsung’s current generation of wearables, including the Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, and Samsung is still working to build a smartphone based on the operating system. “The Gear Glass design combines an ear piece and display, enabling people to listen to music with the right ear while looking at the display with the right eye,” Business Korea explained, though we assume users will also be able to use the left side of their face.
We don’t know how much the Gear Glass will cost, or if it will hit the market right after it’s announced. If Samsung’s current crop of wearables are any indication, however, Gear Glass will probably only work with Samsung smartphones, which will limit the consumer base who will be able to purchase the device.