Samsung is going after Apple and wants to compete with the Vision Pro

The era of spatial computing has been inaugurated this year 2023, with the official presentation of the Apple Vision Pro. This new way of interacting with different elements of our environment, enhancing them with digital items, bases its control on ocular recognition and body gestures. However, although Apple has launched a declaration of intent, they are not alone in this race.

Samsung and Apple are two companies that, while constantly competing in some areas, also need each other's sunna. One of the best examples of this is that, when it comes to smartphones, the iPhone competes “face to face” with the Samsung Galaxy, as they target the same market segment.

However, along the same lines, Samsung is one of the main suppliers and manufacturers of screens for Apple devices, which have the necessary experience and infrastructure, through its subsidiary Samsung Display. In terms of spatial computing, the South Korean firm is back on track, to compete against Apple. And they are so serious that they have already taken action on the matter. Do you want to know what it is about? In this post we are going to tell you all the details.

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It has been the specialized, English-speaking media, Patently Apple, who has echoed the latest move by the South Korean firm. «Samsung has confirmed two next-generation image sensors. The one that is mentioned the most is the ISOCELL Vision 931, which is an image trigger that operates in a similar way to the human eye,” they explain.

Eye recognition is one of the cornerstones under which virtual and mixed reality environments are possible, in the face of interaction between human and machine, and without the need to use physical controls. “The advantage is that faster moving objects can be photographed clearly without distortion,” they add.

As for what this new image sensor is capable of supporting, they announce that they work in a 1:! aspect ratio, with 640×640 resolution and that, in addition to eye tracking, it is also capable of recognizing facial expressions and manual gestures carried out in front of the screen.

This sensor, however, is not the only one they have presented for the mixed reality environment. ISOCELL Vizion 63D, as they explain, which “is similar to how bats use echolocation to orient themselves in the dark.” In this case, editing the distance and depth of objects are also two vital aspects to have a good user experience, in the field of mixed environments.

Some of the uses and applications that Apple discloses in Patently about this second Samsung sensor are the following:

  • Industrial robots
  • Extended reality devices
  • Facial authentication with high-resolution depth measurement

Thanks to this new advance, they announce that now “it can capture information in depth and in 3D, without the need for a second support chip.”

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