Leak: new Oculus Quest?
Leak: new Oculus Quest?
Unconfirmed photo is not released until a new headset Quest appeared today in the network from the leader in authentic leaks. In the pictures you may see the following headset Quest (perhaps “Quest 2”), which, as expected, Oculus will show at the end of this year.
In the picture published by the famous collector leakage WalkingCat, discovered the new headset Quest. The user assumes that the headset is called “Quest 2” not “S Quest” or “Quest Pro”, but also says that in the end, “the name can be changed.”
It is difficult to independently confirm the authenticity of the photos, so partly legitimate to call it a rumor, but WalkingCat have a track record of authentic leaks; recently a user leaked photos of the new HP G2 Reverb to his announcement. In 2019 he did the same thing with HoloLens 2. The image also contains a number of subtle details that would be easy to miss if informal disclosure.
The photo shows the white headset in the style of the Quest. There is no additional information besides what can be inferred from a single image, but there are some useful details.
The consequences of lack of IPD slider
Apart from minor changes in the location of the camera tracking the headset, which can provide a wider field of view (especially for improved visibility for tracking hands), it also seems that the headset is missing the IPD slider that is present in the current Quest. This implies that the next quest can go from two displays to one, as Rift is using S. It is also likely means that the headset with OLED technology-display on the LCD (same as Rift’s).
Another possible explanation for the lack of the slider IPD is that it has been moved into position on the headset, which is not visible in this photo. However, all the main headset has always placed the IPD slider at the bottom of the headset.
Straps headset are also another notable change. Passed side Velcro straps that tighten the headset between the front and rear. What will replace this tightening mechanism is not clear. A headset using a tightening knob on the back of the strap to adjust fit to the head, but the pictures are not particularly clear that the strap is large enough to fit the necessary machinery.
The current side belt Quest is also “springy” which makes it easy to put on or remove the headset without changing the belt tension. It is possible that this new design strap is entirely based on the spring mechanism for “automatic” achieving a perfect seal. It would be a welcome design change as it is typical for the current design of the Quest when people are too tighten side straps for extended comfort.
Interestingly, the rear of the strap eliminates the large triangular hole which is designed to capture the occipital bone to give the headset some support to stay in place. Typically, this useful feature of the headset should be much easier than the current Quest to do without it.
It is possible to return to the original touch the ergonomics of the controller
Another obvious change is the slim design of the controllers, which seems closer to the original Touch controller supplied with the first headset, the Rift CV 1. Among longtime users of virtual reality, many preferred the shape and feel of the original controllers to the new design that comes with a Quest and Rift S.
The shortcomings of the redesign of the controller is that the trigger has a more pronounced bulge between his two halves, the trigger grip acts more and the location of the seam along the handle — all this seems to reflect the original Touch controller. Form the “faces” of the controller also looks more rounded and shifted — as the original controllers Touch compared to the newer controllers, which is centered in relation to the housing of the controller.
What you can’t see the picture
In addition to what we see in the photo, various early reports indicate a new Quest in development. Earlier this year, Bloomberg said that Facebook may launch a new headset Quest at the end of 2020, which will be 10-15% less, with a display of 90 Hz or 120 Hz and processed by the controller.
It would be difficult to use a higher refresh rate with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which is the current headset Quest. If Oculus is planning to use a refresh rate of 90 Hz or 120 Hz, it will almost certainly need to upgrade the inner part of the headset. More likely there will be new Snapdragon chips, such as 855 or XR2. Earlier this year, Qualcomm said that the first headset with XR2 expected in the second half of 2020.
Although WalkingCat has a history of a genuine leak, this photo can also be carefully detailed informal image, which is a reasonable assumption might look like the next Quest. However, as long as there is no proof this photo is real, you should take this as a rumor, but very plausible.