Roughly one year ago, Oculus execs made it known that there would be no Quest Pro or Quest 3 headset anytime soon, with the company poised to continue supporting and pushing its best-selling Quest 2 headset for the foreseeable future. Now one year on things may have changed, with reports we’ll see a Quest Pro later this year with beefed up specifications.
Back in April, tech industry analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, predicted that we would see a new high-end Quest headset this year. Now, Kuo has updated his report, claiming that the new Quest 2 Pro is still on the way and revealing some core specifications.
Kuo reiterates that the headset should use Mini LED displays, as well as a new dual-element lens design to help improve visual quality further. The headset should also have AR and VR video see-through support, and include as many as 16 built-in cameras for tracking. These cameras will be split between the headset and the controllers, with ten sensors on the headset and three per touch controller.
It is also claimed that the headset will be powered by the Qualcomm XR2 chip, which is the same chip found inside the Quest 2. With that in mind, it seems Meta is focused on adding additional features to this headset, rather than increasing compute power. .
Assuming this is all legitimate, we should hear something official from Meta soon, likely around September or October.
KitGuru Says: Apparently, this Quest Pro headset will end up costing somewhere in the region of $799, which makes sense for something geared at enterprise. For the gaming market, the majority of people are going to be far better off sticking with the Quest 2, or perhaps waiting for a Quest 3, which we should hear more about next year.
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