Next-gen Oculus Quest leaks out, looks to address wearability
The Oculus Quest has been a sleeper hit for the Facebook-owned company. Already popular with VR gaming enthusiasts, the standalone and PC-compatible has seen its sales take off thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some might be using the device to hold virtual meetings, undoubtedly many more have using their new-found spare time at home an opportunity to get right into VR gaming.
The current Quest was launched in May last year and although it offers impressive gaming performance, is powered by the now aging Snapdragon 835, so it is no surprise that the sequel now appears close to release. Tipster @h0x0d, also known as Walking Cat, who has been known to come up with reliable leaks in the past has just leaked what appears to be the second-generation Oculus Quest. Rumor had it that it could debut before the end of 2020, so the leak suggests this is still on the cards for the holiday season.
If this is indeed the second-gen model, then the Oculus Quest 2 doesn’t look radically different, but it does appear to have a shallower front end. This will address concerns that some users have with the current model, which is that it is a little too front heavy. The top tracking cameras seem a little lower, which might improve controller and hand tracking. Beyond that, we can only speculate that it will be powered by either the Snapdragon 845-based XR1 chipset or the newer Snapdragon 855-based XR2 chipset.