Difference between AR and VR and the Leak of Samsung’s AR Glasses

The Emergence of AR and VR

The emergence of augmented reality and virtual reality has been enormous over the past decade. From the Oculus Rift to Pokemon Go, this kind of technology has swept consumers and technophiles off their feet. Statista says 15% of people owned a virtual reality computing device in 2019 and is set to be a $160 billion market by 2023.


AR and VR both use mainly sight and, more often than not, hearing and movement to create an immersive experience for the user. Although AR and VR technologies bleed into each other, they are not the same. In fact, augmented and virtual reality are two very different concepts and attract different audiences.


What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality often uses headsets which block out the real world to immerse you into a digital world. VR takes over your vision to give you an impression that you are somewhere else. LCD or OLED technology completely fills your field of vision to whatever game or video you are playing.