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Oculus Go could come in 32 GB and 64 GB variants

The Oculus Go has been spotted in an FCC listing. (Source: Mobielkopen)
The Oculus Go has been spotted in an FCC listing. (Source: Mobielkopen)
An FCC listing reveals that the Oculus Go will come in 32 GB and 64 GB variants. Apart from the storage differences, both models are identical in all other aspects.

The Oculus Go is being touted as a standalone VR headset that sits right in between the high-end Oculus Rift and the mobile Gear VR solutions. At the Oculus Connect conference last October, Facebook said that the Oculus Go will go on sale in 2018. Now, it looks like the standalone VR headset might be on track as per an FCC listing. The listing lists two variants of the Oculus Go — MH-A32 and MH-A64 featuring 32 GB and 64 GB onboard storage respectively. Facebook is pegging the starting price of the device to be US$199, which could very well imply the price of the 32 GB version.

The FCC listing shows the wireless specifications that the headset will operate on. However, according to a report in Tom's Hardware, the Oculus Go features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC with support for 3 Degrees of Freedom (3DoF). The lightweight headset will have soft, elastic adjustable straps. The lenses use next-gen optics designed to offer better clarity and the same field-of-view (FoV) as the Rift. The displays are fast-switch LCDs having a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The Oculus Go also features integrated spatial audio along with support for a 3.5 mm headphone jack. 

Since the Go runs on Android, VR apps developed for the Gear VR should be compatible with the Go. The controllers, too, should be cross-compatible with both Gear VR and the Go. While Oculus is yet to offer any information about possible launch dates, the FCC listing should mean that the product is not too far away.


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-01- 7 (Update: 2018-01- 7)