Alleged Quest Professional Unboxing Video Apparently Leaks Meta’s Subsequent VR Headset – Highway to VR

As rumored over the previous few months, Meta’s upcoming high-end VR headset Venture Cambria appears to be named Quest Professional. And an obvious unboxing video has leaked too, which provides us a superb have a look at the corporate’s subsequent VR headset and controllers.

We noticed the outside field of Meta Quest Professional pop up on Reddit over the weekend, however a brand new video appears to have fully blown the duvet off Meta’s subsequent VR headset. Right here’s a have a look at the field beneath for reference:

Picture courtesy ‘dilmerv’

The video was obtained by Spanish language PC gaming streamer Zectariuz Gaming and posted to their Fb, exhibiting off the headset’s exterior and controllers.

The photographs above, appended with the ‘Engineering Pattern’ sticker, are additionally seen on the field within the video, suggesting that both remaining or very near-final variations of the {hardware} aren’t simply within the fingers of trusted builders.

Right here’s a breakdown of what we see within the video in case you haven’t caught our earlier protection. Meta Quest Professional is a high-end VR headset able to AR interactions because of its coloration passthrough cameras, that are positioned on the entrance a part of the headset.

You’ll additionally most likely discover the headset is remarkably extra compact than Meta Quest 2, which is as a result of inclusion of pancake lenses. These, just like the title suggests, are flatter than conventional Fresnel lenses, lowering the house between the show and lens for a slimmer, much less front-heavy profile. The headset additionally consists of eye and facial-tracking, though we don’t actually get a adequate have a look at the within of the headset to study something new right here.

The controllers are additionally a very new design for the corporate, as you’ll see they’re lacking the standard infrared optical monitoring rings seen on Rift, Rift S, Quest and Quest 2. The slimmer controller is studded with its personal inside-out sensors that in idea ought to enable for extra sturdy monitoring since they don’t have to be inside the line of sight of the headset itself.

Picture courtesy Zectariuz Gaming

There’s nonetheless no particular phrase on specs or value, though that final bit of information is formally slated to be “considerably greater” than $800, solidly placing Quest Professional within the enterprise and prosumer house.

There are additionally rumors (nonetheless unconfirmed by Meta) on Quest Professional’s specs. The information beneath is courtesy Bradley Lynch of SadlyItsBradely, nevertheless since they aren’t official please take with a grain of salt:

  • 2,160 x 2,160 MiniLED Backlit LCD Panels (2)
  • Customized Pancake Lenses (2)
  • 16MP Shade Digital camera for Shade Passthrough
  • Eye + Face Monitoring (IR Digital camera primarily based)
  • Qualcomm XR2+ Gen 1 SoC
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • WiFi 6E Assist
  • ~5000 mAh battery

There may be some decidedly extra strong data on launch for Meta’s subsequent headset although. Talking on the Joe Rogan Expertise podcast, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg let it slip that its “subsequent machine [is] popping out in October,” which suggests a Quest Professional will comply with within the footsteps of Quest 2 by being launch through the firm’s Join developer convention, which takes place on October eleventh, 2022.

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