Facebook unveils subsequent gen VR headset Oculus Quest 2 beginning at $299

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Facebook has launched Oculus Quest 2, its subsequent era of all-in-one digital actuality headset that begins at $299.

 

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Weighing lower than the indigenous Quest, it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform processor and 6GB reminiscence.

The headset gives newly redesigned controllers for higher ergonomics and longer battery life, the social community mentioned throughout its digital ‘Facebook Connect’ convention on Wednesday.

“Pre-orders open right this moment and Quest 2 will ship October 13,” it introduced.

Oculus Quest 2 is a fruits of years of collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Facebook to create probably the most superior and immersive gaming VR experiences for customers thus far.

Purpose-built for prolonged actuality (XR), the Snapdragon XR2 Platform unlocks staggering enhancements together with twice the CPU and GPU efficiency in comparison with its predecessor.

The chipset delivers greater than 11 occasions the AI processing than its predecessor, permitting additional notion algorithms to work concurrently with many different duties, leading to additional immersive experiences for the customers.

“Qualcomm Technologies’ performed intently with the workforce at Facebook to boost and tailor the Snapdragon XR2 feature-set in Oculus Quest 2 and right this moment marks an unimaginable milestone in VR,” mentioned Hugo Swart, VP and head of XR, Qualcomm Technologies.

With a deep catalog of premium and distinctive gaming experiences on the coronary heart of Oculus Quest 2, the product additionally offers quite a lot of partaking non-gaming experiences for all to get pleasure from, together with health apps, distinctive entertainment and social locations to attach with associates.

“For Facebook, this collaboration represents our dedication to accelerating the VR trade,” mentioned Rafael Camargo, VP of Hardware for Facebook Reality Labs.

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