Facebook leaked two promotional videos of its upcoming Oculus Quest 2 VR headset, ahead of its presumed official launch on Wednesday. The videos show specs of the VR headset, which appears to be smaller, lighter, and more advanced than its predecessor. Here's what we know so far:
How does it compare to the original Quest?
The Quest 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform, designed for VR/AR, an upgrade from the Snapdragon 835 for the 2019-era Quest. It will have soft-touch fabric instead of a plastic strap and 3D audio capability. It'll come with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB and 256GB of storage instead of 128GB. Its resolution is nearly 2K for each eye, which a video confirms is 50% more pixels than before. The videos didn't specify the refresh rate. (Previous reports have suggested it will be 90Hz, up from 72Hz). It will include Oculus Link support for a Windows PC connection and standard PC VR gameplay.
Will it support hand tracking?
Yes, Quest 2 will have controller-free hand tracking, which will allow users to browse some apps, navigate menus, and play certain games with only your hands. Many games still don't support the feature, however, so the updated controllers will come in handy. Facebook says they'll have updated ergonomics for a more comfortable experience...