The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset was recently leaked through a pair of promotional videos uploaded in a marketing hub run by parent company Facebook; the videos gave the idea of the headset and its specs. The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset is a successor to 2019’s Oculus Quest.

As per the videos, the new headset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform, which is designed mainly for AR and VR hardware. In one video it shows that the Quest 2 has an “almost 4K display,” which nearly translates to “2K per eye,” and a second video states it is 50 percent more pixels than the original Quest headset. The headset also has 6GB of added RAM (up from 4GB) and 256GB of storage power. It also has 3D positional audio and controller-free hand tracking feature.

Oculus VR Headset

Quest 2 Vr headset

Oculus Quest 2

However, there are few things about the VR headset that hasn’t been cleared. Information about the display’s refresh rate isn’t clear, though previous reports indicated that it could increase from 72Hz to 90Hz or even 120Hz to display perfect motion. There is also no indication of the headset’s size or weight. Earlier reports suggested that the Quest 2 headset would be less bulky than the original Quest model.

The promotional video also mentions a new soft-touch strap as VR equipment, which would make the headset more comfortable to slip on and off, and a pair of updated controllers with “advanced ergonomics” that Oculus stated would make them more comfortable to use. There is the Oculus Link support for the new headset model, which means listeners will be able to use a USB-C cable to connect the headset to a PC and also use it to play PC-based VR games.

Oculus Quest 2 Release

The Oculus Quest 2 is the first-ever headset Oculus controls that Facebook will release after its controversial decision to require Oculus users to open up a Facebook account. Although users of the Oculus existing headsets can use a separate Oculus account until 2023, Facebook stated that future devices would require a Facebook login, even if they have a separate Oculus account.

There is no indication of the Oculus price of the headset. However, a now-removed Walmart listing suggested that the 256GB Oculus VR headset variant could be available for $399.

A second-generation Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, the Quest 2, is freight next month starting at $299. Facebook opened preorders for the Quest 2 today, and it’s debut the headset on October 13th in 22 countries. The Quest 2 will swap both the original Quest and the PC-tethered Rift S, thanks to the Link feature that lets it play PC VR games.

Oculus Quest 2 review : better, cheaper VR

Quest 2 specs and images have scattered widely in the past few months, and today’s proclamation confirms most of the leaked details. Primarily, the Quest 2 is a slimmer and lighter version of the Quest. The VR headset weighs in at 503 grams instead of 571 grams and is somewhat shallower than its predecessor. It landscapes a soft cloth head strap instead of a stiff rubber one, and it’s mainly white instead of black, but it’s still a self-contained inside-out headset with four tracking cameras mounted on the front, plus two black-and-white Oculus Touch motion controllers.

The original Quest, which was previously out of stock in many places, is being officially retired. Oculus will endure to support the Rift S and the original Quest. For now, all new and existing Quest games will effort on both generations of the headset, with no Quest 2-exclusive content.

As former leaks mentioned, the Quest’s internals have been refreshed. The new headset uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset instead of a Snapdragon 835, and it’s got 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB. The base model still has 64GB of storage, but the expanded $399 model has 256GB, twice the original Quest’s comparable. The screen’s resolution is much higher: 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye instead of the Quest’s 1440 x 1600 pixels. The contemporary refresh rate is still a suboptimal 72Hz, but a 90Hz upgrade is coming after launch.

Oculus Quest 2 Features

The Quest 2 comes with a series of uncompelled accessories. Some are comfort- and convenience-oriented, including custom Logitech earbuds and a plastic “Elite Strap” that provides more head support, sold with or without an extra battery pack.

The $79 Link USB-C cable, however, enables a foremost extra feature: it lets you plug the Quest 2 into a PC and play desktop VR games. (You can also use the Link feature with a cheaper Anker cable, but the official choice is longer and angled to fit healthier against the headset.) This feature was further to the Quest last year, but Oculus will be bringing it out of beta and ceasing the Rift S in the coming months, making the Quest its only PC VR headset option.

What is the right moment to make our VR headsets more social?

The Quest 2 is the first headset that will controversially necessitate a Facebook sign-in, rather than allowing users to preserve fully separate Oculus accounts. Quest 2 product manager Prabhu Parthasarathy says the inspiration for this is “fundamentally social,” especially during the pandemic lockdown. “Every single social experience available on the platform has seen particular engagement in the past few months. We’ve always been thinking: what is the right moment to make our VR headsets more social? And we sense this is the right moment.”

A linked account lets Oculus users discovery Facebook friends in VR, and the business freshly expanded the beta for Horizon, a Facebook social space that runs on Oculus headsets. Features like friends lists can immobile be reserved separate, however, and you don’t have to visibly merge your Oculus and Facebook identities.