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Rumors that Samsung plans to launch a Google Glass competitor have been lent further credence by a design patent uncovered by the WSJ.

While it’s not the first glasses patent Samsung has filed – this one was granted back in March – the latest one does look much closer to something that might actually be launched than the previous design … 

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With wearables set to be the next big thing, it’s likely we’ll see Glass-style offerings from a number of companies. Even Apple reportedly toyed with the idea.

The graphic posted by the WSJ was a tiny one, so we’ve enlarged it above, hence the pixellation. Here’s the original:

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