Oculus Quest 2

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.

Facebook has leaked its unannounced VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2.

As rumored, the Oculus Quest 2 will use Qualcomm's latest AR/VR platform, the Snapdragon XR2, to provide significantly more processing power and 1.5 times the amount of RAM (6GB), as well as the all-important VR display resolution of "nearly 2K per eye," making it the "the highest-resolution headset ever made by Oculus".

The main body also has a lighter strap made of fabric instead of hard plastic, and the controllers have also been redesigned and made to be easier to hold.

Oculus Quest 2

The first Oculus Quest was released in May 2019. It was based on a Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB or 256GB storage, and an OLED display of 1600 x 1440 per eye.

There were rumors that a second-generation product, the Quest 2, would be announced soon, but Facebook itself leaked a number of videos on its own e-learning site, Facebook Blueprint.

According to the videos, the Oculus Quest 2's SoC is a Snapdragon XR2, as rumored, with 6GB of RAM. A simple comparison of the processor's performance shows that both the CPU and GPU are twice as powerful as the original Quest, with 1.5 times as much RAM.

Other catalog specs for the SoC include four times the video bandwidth, six times the resolution, and 11 times the processing speed of the AI core.

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The display resolution that is important in a VR headset is "nearly 2K per eye," "50 percent more pixels than the original Quest," and "the highest-resolution headset ever made by Oculus".

In addition, the leaked video revealed the following

  • Smaller and lighter than the first generation

  • With a strap made of soft-touch fabric instead of hard plastic as before

  • The controllers have been made more comfortable thanks to improved ergonomics

  • 256GB of storage, rather than up to 128GB as before

  • Oculus Link, which connects to a PC and uses it like a Rift, will continue to be supported

Since this is a leak of the product demo videos, so we don't know the full specs, and we don't know the price yet. However, there have been rumors mixed with wishful thinking that it will be more affordable than before while significantly improving performance.

The release date is also unknown. However, given that a number of videos introducing the product version have already been prepared and leaked casually, we can expect an official announcement in the near future anyway.

Rumor: The new Oculus Quest is smaller and lighter, over 90Hz, and uses the new controllers? (May 2020)

Oculus Demo Experiences: Learn with Facebook (Leaked page, may have been taken down)

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.