Meta Quest Pro Mixed-Reality Headset Announced, Costs Nearly 4x as Much as Meta Quest 2

Nathan Birch
Meta Quest Pro

Rumors of Meta’s latest VR headset, codenamed Project Cambria, have been circulating for a while, and today during the latest Meta Connect Keynote, the Meta Quest Pro was officially announced. The Meta Quest Pro is a full mixed-reality headset powered by a Snapdragon XR2+ chip and 12GB of RAM, offering 256 GB of storage for apps. All this comes at a cost though, as the Meta Quest Pro will set you back $1,500, or almost four times as much as the Meta Quest 2, with its introductory price of $400. You can check out the full Meta Quest Pro reveal below (prepare for a lot of Mark Zuckerberg face).

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Need to know more? Here are the Meta Quest Pro’s technical specs:

  • Next-Generation Optics - You'll immediately notice better visual clarity. We slimmed down the optical stack by over 40% compared to Quest 2 using our innovative patented pancake lens and optics technology, which works by folding light inside the optical module. Advanced VR LCD display technology that provides 37% greater pixels-per-inch. And 1.3x larger color gamut that provides more vibrant colors to deliver a more engaging VR experience.
  • High-Performance Hardware - With great updated hardware - 10 advanced VR/MR sensors, spatial audio, 256GB storage, 12GB RAM, and a Snapdragon XR2+ processor that delivers 50 percent more power for better performance.
  • Premium Comfort - World-class counterbalanced ergonomics meets sleek design to create a more comfortable headset.
  • Transformative Mixed Reality - Full-color mixed reality, with a resolution 4X higher compared to Quest 2, lets you work, create and collaborate in the virtual world while staying present in the physical world.
  • Natural Expression - Real-time expression tracking allows your avatar to mimic your facial expression. Smiles, eyebrow raises, winks, and all.
  • Meta Quest Touch Pro Controllers - Includes 3 cameras and a Snapdragon 662 mobile processor per controller for a 360-degree range of motion in your virtual space. TruTouch haptic feedback and precision pinch create a more intuitive VR feel.
  • Backwards Compatibility - Peace of mind comes with knowing you can still access the Meta Quest 2 app catalog to enjoy all your favorite games, entertainment apps, and more.
  • Multi-Tasking Made Easy - Pop open multiple resizable screens, work on new ideas, stream your feeds, or message with friends. With this new superpower, multitasking has never been easier.
  • Comes with Charging Dock - A companion charging dock with a rapid USB-C power adapter keeps your headset and controllers charged so when creativity strikes, you'll be ready to bring your ideas to life.
  • Flexible Levels of Immersion - Accommodated IPD Range: 55 - 75 mm, with continuous IPD adjustment for better visual clarity and less eye strain. From fully open peripheral vision to partial blocked (included) or fully immersed (accessory), VR immersiveness is no longer a one size fits all.

Seems like an impressive new VR option (it better be, considering the price tag). You can pre-order a Meta Quest Pro right here.

The Meta Quest Pro begins shipping on October 25.

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