Next-gen Meta Quest headset tipped to launch with microOLED displays made by LG Display and SK Hynix
Meta may have lost a reported US$13.72 billion on its Reality Labs project in 2022; nevertheless, the former social media giant seems determined to stick with its virtual reality (VR) pivot by manufacturing future generations of the Quest headset.
According to The Elec, this is the case because Mark Zuckerberg's OEM intends to partner with LG Display and SK Hynix to develop its own microOLED displays for the hardware in question. To this end, the latter would make the underlying chips to Meta's order at a facility located in Icheon, South Korea.
They would then be overlaid with the increasingly VR-related OLED from LG. The resulting custom binocular displays might indeed go well with the Qualcomm processor to be optimized for headsets by Meta.
To date, the OEM is said to have secured an agreement with LG Display to go ahead with this plan, whereas SK Hynix has yet to commit to the contract in question.