Introducing Oculus Quest 2, saying goodbye to Oculus Rift

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After almost every detail “leaked” from Facebook's latest Oculus Quest 2 VR glasses, the headstart was now officially unveiled by the company at its Facebook Connect conference. The price of the device was also revealed at the event – more surprisingly, however, the community giant's VR division also announced that it will not produce more Oculus Rift VR headsets for PCs, which will also be replaced in the portfolio by the Quest series.


The specifications for the new headset have already been largely revealed in a promotional video released these days, the manufacturer said. now added a few more details. According to this, the device will bring a resolution of 1832×1920 pixels per eye, which is a 50 percent jump compared to the previous generation – however, it is a bit more disappointing that the display will only support a maximum refresh rate of 72 hertz when the headset appears, although the company promises one upgrade. he then exercises this to 90 hertz. It is not yet known exactly when this is expected.


The device features Qualcomm's fresh Snapdragon XR2 chip, designed specifically for VR and AR glasses, which promises about twice the performance of the previous generation in terms of both CPU and GPU. Compared to Snapdragon 835. The chip is paired with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 64 or 256 gigabytes of storage. The Oculus Quest 2 is about 10 percent lighter than its predecessor at less than a pound, and also gets new headphones that Facebook says are more comfortable than before.

The device also comes with two new six-degree controllers, known from Oculus Rift. its design greets you back, and the sensors on the glasses can track the user's hand movements and even the position of their fingers. Built-in speakers are also provided here, but headphones can also be connected to the device via a 3.5mm jack. From Oculus Quest 2, the company promises 2-3 hours of uptime, depending on usage, and the included USB-Cs charger can fully charge the battery in about 2.5 hours.


The latest standalone Oculus headset 64GB version will be available for $ 300 net, while the company will charge $ 400 net for the model with 256 gigabytes of storage. The device will hit stores on October 13.


In addition to the Oculus Quest 2, Facebook also discussed AR's ambitions at the Connect conference: the company would launch its first AR glasses next year, designed by the well-known Ray-Ban works with a spectacle manufacturer – although no images or technical details of the device have been published yet. The company also flashed its wrist-mounted controllers, which rely on electromyography or EMG for short, to monitor the electrical activity of various muscle fibers and provide high-precision control with hand gestures, but the company has no plans to launch the product. 19659013] window.fbAsyncInit = function () {
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