Facebook just released the long-awaited next generation of Oculus Quest VR headset this week. The Facebook Oculus Quest 2 comes with new interesting features with the price sticking around $299. The popular Quest VR headset successor was formally planned to be released toward the end of this year 2020. But by the way, it appears, it seems the company meets all the requirements for its release.
You may need to know that Facebook Oculus Quest 2 is powered by the Snapdragon XR2 platform. Remember that Qualcomm has built this platform mainly for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices. And it is claimed to improve the overall performance of the Quest 2 headset. The device also gets 6GB RAM to offer better VR visuals, something that has seen a gradual evolution over the years.
General Specification for the Facebook Oculus Quest 2
Beginning with the most important part, which is the display. The Quest 2 supports 1832 x 1920 pixels resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate. According to the company, the support is limited to a 72Hz refresh rate since not all applications can make use of the higher refresh rate. Now down to the design, Quest 2 gets some much-needed physical attraction. VR headsets should ideally be comfortable to wear for a longer duration.
And the Quest 2 accommodates those needs with its lighter design, helping it reduce the weight by 10 percent. On the headset, there is a soft-touch strap, that will allow users to experience VR without any discomfort. Oculus pointed out the controllers with the Quest 2 can last up to hours longer than its predecessor.
The configuration is such that you can’t access it without having log in to your Facebook account. So, if you don’t have one, Quest 2 will force you to get it. The VR headset comes in two variants, one with 64GB of onboard storage that is priced at $299 and you have the 256GB model that costs $399. Oculus will start taking pre-orders from this week and shipping happens next month. The Facebook Oculus is available in few countries as other waits till it gets to their country/region.