Samsung files a patent for a new ‘smart ring’ accessory


Samsung could use a new innovative product in its mobile division, which has been struggling over the past few quarters. Earlier today, a patent application was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office indicating that the Korean tech giant is up to something new.

The patent filing from Samsung revealed a new project the company is working on that includes development for a ‘smart ring’ accessory. Based on the patent, the smart ring could perform a variety of functions associated with your smartphone, tablet, TV, appliances and home automation products. It’s currently unknown exactly what functions the ring can perform but trusted sources have indicated that the device could act as a little control center for all your Samsung products.

The smart ring should go under the category of wearables because after all, it’s a wearable for your finger. Microsoft, Google and Apple already have patents of their own for similar ring devices, so it only makes sense for Samsung to get involved as well. Maybe 2016 will be the year the first smart ring gets introduced. Only time will tell.

Source: Patently Mobile
Via: SamMobile