Ahead of Facebook Connect this Wednesday, September 16, at least one of the company’s most awaited hardware reveals has been leaked – a newer version of the famous, standalone VR headset Oculus Quest.
Information about the new VR headset called the Oculus Quest 2 has leaked on Facebook’s Blueprint website. The leak included the Oculus Quest 2’s specs and design upgrades which were featured in two promo videos. While a few of this information has been taken down the site, several still remain including the videos.
According to the leaked description, the Oculus Quest 2 is a smaller and lighter headset compared to the original. The screen of the Oculus Quest 2 will also have a better resolution with 2K per eye which is a 50% enhancement in pixels over the original.
In addition, the Oculus Quest 2 will also sport a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 CPU, 6GB RAM, and 3D positional audio. The controllers have also been upgraded to become more comfortable to grip.
The Oculus Quest 2 will come in a 256GB configuration but it is still unclear how big the default storage will be for the base model is going to be. All existing games from the original Oculus Quest will also work on the Oculus Quest 2 and will also support Oculus Link which allows it to work as a PC headset.
Unfortunately, the leaks didn’t contain the product’s price and release date. However, based on previous rumors, the Oculus Quest 2 will be available in the market on the same day as Facebook Connect.
More information will be released this Wednesday at Facebook Connect. Tune in to our website for more updates.