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Samsung could be set to launch a new smart ring accessory that would allow you to control various smartphone, TV and home automation system features directly from your finger.

A new patent filed with the US Patent & Trademark Office reveals one potential use which is a smartphone recognising the smart ring and then displaying a contextually-aware menu which shows functions set in the ring as well as icons showing other functions that the ring can control. The diagram shows the other icons could include the TV, radio, blinds, lights and any other connected devices in your smart home.

Samsung isn’t the first to delve into smart rings, with the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google all exploring the area in a series of patent filings. What could make Samsung’s smart ring unique is that it may connect with social networks such as Facebook which could open a series of endless possibilities.

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Like plenty of other patent filings, this may prove to be nothing for many years yet but as Samsung’s Gear S2 shows with its unique rotating bezel, somethings are worth the wait. What will Samsung’s eventual Smart Ring be able to do, if it is even released? Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments below!

Nirave Gondhia
Nirave is a Managing Editor at Android Authority with a background in technology that dates back over ten years.