Facebook Filters Oculus Quest 2; first details

Ruben Fields
October 30, 2020

(Pocket-lint) - Facebook Connect is due to take place this coming Wednesday, with the Oculus Quest 2 presumably the biggest product to be announced. With the mandatory Facebook login and rebranding exercises going on, many had hoped the upcoming Facebook Connect will give fans of the VR stalwart something to cheer about. Two promotional videos were accidentally uploaded, resulting in the earlier-than-expected reveal of the revision of the headset. Where that headset was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-based mobile VR platform, the new Quest 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 855-based XR2 VR-optimized chipset.

That means that every game confirmed for Oculus Quest will make its way over to the Oculus Quest 2.

The release date and price were not revealed, but there should be details on the official reveal schedule later on. However, this is not a mark against the Oculus Quest, as an expensive price tag is simply the norm for VR related headsets. Coming in a white colour scheme, the headset features a new display with over 50% higher pixel density than Quest and nearly 2K resolution per eye.

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The "2K per Eye" VR headset resolution might sound high, but in reality, any headset worn close to the eye will require higher resolution for a crisp and fluid image without pixelation. The new soft-touch strap makes the headset more comfortable to slip on and off.

Although apparently switching from OLED panels to LCD panels, resolution has been bumped up to just under 2K per eye for a almost 4K immersive experience.

The only thing missing - specs-wise - is confirmation on the refresh rate. Apart from all that, the Quest 2 will also come with support for Oculus Rift PC titles out of the box. Previous leaks and reports suggest that it could increase from 72Hz to 90Hz or even 120Hz. For example, we might show you recommendations for Oculus Events you might like, ads about Facebook apps and technologies, or ads from developers for their VR apps. Will you be buying a headset?

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