It’s that time of year again; Samsung is getting ready to reveal its next enlarged smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, at an Unpacked event on August 9th. But recent trademarks from the company suggest there might be some interesting VR news coming down the line, too.
In the last week of July the tech giant put in trademark filings for both ‘Perfect Reality‘ and ‘Odyssey Z‘ at the European trademark office. Both filings have ‘virtual reality headsets’ tagged in their goods and services description.
Odyssey Z might sound exciting initially, but it’s not likely to amount to much. Though Samsung has a (very good) Windows VR headset named the Odyssey, the company also revealed the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z earlier this year, and this trademark almost certainly refers to its European release. It does at least suggest that the gaming-focused device could support VR, though.
Perfect Reality sounds much more interesting, perhaps tying into a new marketing push for Samsung’s VR efforts. Back in July we reported that the company had also trademarked an ‘Anti-Screen Door Effect’ AMOLED display (which is likely the display we saw at SID Display Week) and we also know that it’s working on its own standalone VR headset with 4K resolution, inside-out tracking and eye-tracking. That sounds pretty perfect to us.
We don’t know when Samsung will reveal these trademarks officially, but the thought of a Note 9 with a refined display has us excited about jumping back in Gear VR. We’ll have to see what the company has in store next week.