Price, features, and everything we know (so far)

Quest Pro is set to launch this month, to open a “consumer/industrial mixed reality product line” at Meta.

Meta still refers to Quest Pro as Project Cambria – the codename that was introduced when it was Announced at Connect 2021. Zuckerberg used the name “Quest Pro” in an interview Although f It exists In the Meta Quest iOS app. This was effectively confirmed last month when Hotel worker finds engineering sample With retail packaging.

Here’s everything that Meta has confirmed, everything that was leaked, and what the prominent supply chain analyst claimed about the resolution and screen type:

color cross

The main new feature of Quest Pro is the passage of colors.

The Quest 2 uses its own angle tracking cameras to get through. Its transit mode was originally intended only for the Guardian setting – cameras have low angular resolution and do not reproduce color.

Meta describes the Quest Pro arcade as “High Definition”. Mark Zuckerberg said The sensor has three times the accuracy of the Quest 2.

Pancake lenses

Likes Pico 4 . seriesQuest Pro uses pancake lenses.

Quest 2, Vive Focus 3, PlayStation VR2, and PC VR headsets such as the Valve Index use refractive lenses (Fresnel or aspherical).

Pancake lenses Supporting smaller panels at a closer distance, thus a thinner and lighter visor.

The downside of pancake lenses is their lower optical efficiency, so the screen needs to be brighter to achieve the same output brightness – requiring a larger, heavier battery.

Eye tracking and face tracking

Quest Pro will include eye tracking and face tracking, mapping your gaze in real time and facial expressions to your avatar.

What has yet to be revealed is whether eye tracking supports elaborate rendering. Profound rendering is a technology in which only the small area of ​​the screen you are viewing is rendered in full resolution, thus freeing up the performance because the rest is less accurate. This additional performance can be used to improve graphical resolution or to increase perceived resolution.

depth sensor

Quest Pro Infrared style projector included Active depth sensing. Meta hasn’t said much yet about what purpose it will be used for. Zuckerberg called it “more hands-friendly,” so expect the Quest Pro to have more reliable hand-tracking with higher quality.

Our speculation: To use Mixed Reality in Quest 2 You are Select walls and furniture manuallyBut this is a laborious process with imperfect results. Quest Pro . can – Whether at launch or with a software update – Scan your room automatically, as is already possible on existing devices with depth sensors such as the HoloLens 2, iPhone Pro and iPad Pro.

Quest Apps

Meta has confirmed that Quest Pro will arrive in the same Meta Quest store and run the same apps and games as Quest 2. If you’re the current Quest owner, you won’t have to repurchase the content.

Expensive

dead Tell us The price of the headset will be “significantly” above $ 800. There is a lot of technology that goes into this product – the focus is clearly not on affordability.

For comparison, HTC Vive Focus 3 with official eye-tracking and face-tracking add-ons up to $1,647.

the target audience

Zuckerberg He told the investors The headset “focuses more on work use cases and eventually laptop replacement.”

a Leaked internal memo It said it was “launching a consumer/industrial mixed reality product line”. Referring to consumers of products seems to confirm that they will be sold to individuals, not just businesses.

Release month

Mark Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan The company’s next headphone will be released in October, in an almost certain nod to the Quest Pro.

Connect, the annual AR/VR Meta Conference, is scheduled for October 11.

Last year, just days before Meta announced Project Cambria, YouTuber Basti564 Discover Tutorial Videos In Firmware Quest. These videos revealed the design, the self-tracking controllers, and the charging pad.

Oculus Pro Leak Mission

By November, after just weeks of dark teaser video, Basti had found textures from the Cambria and his consoles, and Shape it into a 3D model.

Last month Hotel worker finds engineering sample With retail packaging. He recorded himself opening his box and Post the video on Facebook, along with photos.

Pictures and video confirm previous leaks including the product name.

The name

Meta still refers to Quest Pro as Project Cambria – the codename that was introduced when it was Announced at Connect 2021. The name of the product is visible on the packaging.

Zuckerberg used the name “Quest Pro” in an interview Although f It exists In the Meta Quest iOS app code. Even the headphone Back access to WebXR Content.

the design

The tutorials Basti found before the Project Cambria announcement gave us our first look at the headset’s design. The 3D model he made gave a more detailed look.

in April Youtube Bradley Lynch He claimed to have seen real photos of the Quest Pro and collaborated with product designer Marcus Kane To produce detailed renderings. The display shows the headset with Five outdoor cameras – three on front and one on each side.

The camera configuration in these shows is identical to the real headphone seen unboxing a hotel worker.

RAM and Storage

import records Found by SadlyItsBradleyAnd the Reggie 04And the Samulia reference Shipment sent to Meta In March “SEACLIFFBCM” with “256GB / 12GB” in the description – Being Seacliff Quest Pro headphone codename.

Since the Quest 2 is sold in 128GB and 256GB models, it’s almost certainly 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM.

The Quest 2 has 6 GB of RAM, so 12 GB might enable true multitasking.

Automated control devices

Tutorial videos found by Basti showed controllers with format Onboard cameras instead of a coil tracer ring, It is meant to be used for independent tracking from the inside out.

The original teaser video for Meta It also showed controllers without a tracking ring, but it was too dark for the cameras to shoot.

The Unboxing video for hotel worker The controllers clearly showed, including the locations of the three cameras.

charging base

One of the videos Basti found showed a charging dock for consoles with pogo pins for wireless charging.

The third set of pogo pins indicates that the headset is also charged from this dock. Headphones and controllers can be ready to go whenever you need them, and constant access to power means game and app updates can be downloaded in the background.

in April Leading supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo . claimed He. She It will have dual LCD panels of 2.48 x 2160 x 2160 small LEDs.

Mini-LED isn’t an entirely new display technology as the name suggests – it’s just an advanced form of LCD backlighting. Whereas traditional small LCD panels use a single backlight behind the entire screen, Mini-LED instead uses hundreds or even thousands of tiny LED elements to deliver contrast levels close to that of an OLED—although usually with Barter some prosperity. Mini LED is already in High-end computer headset Varjo Aeroand Pimax plans to use it in Its standalone headphones very.

local led dimming
Mini LED uses many small backlight elements instead of some large backlight

Quest 2 uses one file 3664×1920 Normal LCD. Single panel headphones can’t make use of all the pixels because there is an unused gap between the lenses. And since the Quest 2 has lens separation adjustment, the Meta had to do it Leave more space unused. This means that the actual resolution rendered to each eye is significantly lower than 1832 x 1920.

If the Kuo info is correct, the Quest Pro should deliver at least 35% more pixels to each eye and provide superior contrast.

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