Samsung Debuts Its New Augmented Reality Playgrounds

Visitors can collaborate with others in real-time and contribute to existing structures using persistent AR elements.

Samsung today announced Dreamground, a next-gen playground that combines physical structures with AR technology to immerse visitors in a one-of-a-kind digital environment. Here they can use their smartphone devices to explorephysical artwork enhanced by AR visuals, floating portals leading to additional worlds, anda variety of on-screen animations.

“Consumers want meaningful experiences that are tailored to them,” said the company in an official release. “Samsung, with the breadth and depth of its connected products and services working together, enables these experiences and much more to bring the magic of human connection to life.”

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Visitors can collaborate with others in real-time and contribute to existing structures using persistent AR elements as well as create their own art by drawing midair. These creations will remain in the Dreamground experience for 24 hours, allowing other visitors to enjoy your creations, albeit for a limited time. There are even a few abstract face filters you can mess around with.

Each playground features a handful of digital portals leading to additional worlds, such as Bubbloonland, Fluttering Forest, and Crystal Galaxy.

“The Dreamground experience features portals that are exclusive to Galaxy 5G device holders on Verizon,” added Samsung. “These Galaxy 5G Portals feature 4K, 360 streamed video, and ultra-high fidelity AR. The ability to explore and interact in high resolution and in real-time showcases the power of the high bandwidth and low latency of 5G.”

Samsung’s Dreamground experience can be accessed at Hollywood Park andthe SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles as well as Samsung 837 in New York City using an Android or iOS device. As mentioned earlier, those with a Galaxy 5G device will have access to exclusive portals featuring various 4K, 360-degree video, and AR content.

For more information check out Samsung’s official announcement here.

Feature Image Credit: Samsung

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