It's a mystery why brands leak out details before the launch dates, i am sure there has got to be a marketing angle to it, today Facebook leaked the New Oculus Quest 2 promotional videos to a marketing hub run by parent company Facebook before the Facebook Connect Event which is to be held on September 16th 2020.
The leaked videos suggest thats the new headset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform, which is the world’s first XR platform to unite 5G and AI. Built to enable unrivaled extended reality experiences, the Snapdragon XR2 5G Platform enables users to explore every angle of their virtual world in 360° spherical view that captures the scene in vivid detail. And with rich 3D audio, users can experience high-fidelity sound in all directions
One of the leaked video suggest that the Quest 2 has an “almost 4K display,” which it says translates to “nearly 2K per eye,” which a second video says is 50 percent more pixels than the original Quest. The headset also has 6GB of RAM (up from 4GB) and up to 256GB of storage (up from a maximum of 128GB), as well as 3D positional audio, and the return of controller-free hand tracking & it's white colour scheme looks amazing.
The videos also mention a new soft-touch strap which they say make the headset easier to slip on and off as well as a pair of updated controllers with “new ergonomics” that Oculus claims should make them more comfortable to use. Oculus Link support also returns for the Quest 2, allowing you to use a USB-C cable to connect the headset to a PC and use it to play PC-based VR games.
No price or release date has not been listed but it is rumoured to be in the 300$ bracket, JIO Glass is rumoured to be in the 200$ bracket, price of these HMD’s are dropping drastically and this is the only way to democratise a new technology which has potent to transform & disrupt all industry verticals.