A better, faster, stronger standalone VR headset.
Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) kicked off with a bang this morning with the official reveal of the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest 2.
Available October 13th for an incredible $299 (64GB) and $399 (256GB), the Oculus Quest 2 features an all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset, offering more power and speed compared to the original Oculus Quest’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. All this power means faster load times, better-looking games and apps, and an overall smoother in-headset experience. Hears a breakdown of the Oculus Quest 2 specs:
- Custom Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
- 6GB of RAM
- 2K per eye resolution (50% more pixels compared to original Quest)
- Seven onboard cameras
- Single LCD
- Adjustable optics (IPD)
- Improved ergonomics
- 10% lighter than original Quest
In addition to this new internals, the Quest 2 features a smaller, lighter design (10% less weight than the original Quest), an all-new Soft Touch strap, and improved ergonomics and haptics for the Touch controllers. Also announced was Oculus Move, a new fitness-focused platform coming later this year that will use in-game overlays and stats to track your in-headset performance.
There will also be several accessories available, such as the official Battery Pack, Elite Strap, and Fit Pack.
Thanks to a series of major leaks leading up to today’s event, much of the information shared today has already been revealed. Prolific leaker Walking Cat shared several early images of the Quest 2 back in July. This was followed by two introductory Quest 2 videos accidentally posted to Facebook’s Blueprint Developer website.
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