Microsoft HoloLens 2 reality headset is said to be released January 2019.
Microsoft HoloLens 2 Headset to Launch in 6 Months
According to Engadget, the second generation augmented headset is going to run on Qualcomm’s recently-announced XR1 chip, rather than the rumored Snapdragon 845. XR1 is specially designed for providing the highest quality augmented reality and virtual reality experiences. “The company is promising directional audio, 3D overlays and 4K video at 60 frames per second,” adds Engadget.
HoloLens 2 is projected to retail at a lower price point than the previous version which cost individual developers a whopping $3000 and organizations $5000.
In May, Qualcomm advised they were already working with parterns like Vive, Vuzix and Meta to build new devices. To note, Microsoft’s name wasn’t on that list (*side eye*) but it’s possible that Microsoft is just trying to keep everything on the low-low. I would too!
Engadget’s sources expect Microsoft HoloLens 2, which is rumored to have the code name Sydney, to drop at CES Las Vegas 2019. As our friends at Engadget explains, that timeline “matches up with what notable Microsoft watcher Brad Sams has heard, who said that the hardware, code-named Sydney, will debut in Q1 2019.” Yep, right around the time of one of the biggest electronic trade shows of the year.
Mixed reality brings people, places, and objects from your physical and digital worlds together. This blended environment becomes your canvas, where you can create and enjoy a wide range of experiences.