Meta released a new generation of MR equipment Quest 3

Yesterday, Meta officially heralded the arrival of their next-generation Mixed Reality (MR) device, Quest 3, slated to debut in the autumn of this year. Perhaps with a view to preempting the potential release of Apple’s MR device at the WWDC on June 6, Meta’s announcement can be seen as an assertive, strategic advance.

Meta’s Quest 3 constitutes a significant upgrade across various hardware aspects. Meta has characterized it as their most formidable head display thus far. The nucleus of Quest 3 is powered by Qualcomm’s latest generation chip, boasting a GPU performance that is twice as powerful as the Quest 2 chip. As an aside, the chip employed by Quest 2 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2, comparable to the Snapdragon 870/865. Concurrently, Quest 3 features a screen of higher resolution, though the detailed parameters remain undisclosed by Meta. To render the Quest 3 device 40% thinner than Quest 2, Meta has thoughtfully incorporated Pancake lenses into its design.

More critically, Quest 3 outstrips Quest 2 in the realm of Mixed Reality (MR). Equipped with a color camera, Quest 3, with the aid of Meta’s advanced machine learning algorithms, is capable of crafting virtual worlds on the foundation of the real one.

Simultaneously, Quest 3 introduces an entirely new Touch controller. The redesigned Touch controller has shed the tracking ring, thus adopting a more compact form. However, devoid of a camera, it distinguishes itself from the self-tracking controller of Quest Pro. Moreover, Meta has ingeniously incorporated the TruTouch haptic feedback feature into the controller, thereby enhancing players’ immersive experience.

Adding to the surprise, Meta concurrently announced the official pricing for Quest 3. The standard version, with 128GB, begins at $499.99. As for more detailed information, Meta promised to share it during the Meta Connect conference on September 27.