After months of anticipation and leaks, the Oculus Quest 2 is official. This follow up to Oculus' popular standalone headset looks to deliver even better immersion with more powerful guts packed into a sleek new design.
On top of its new sleek white design, the Quest 2 packs a speedier 90Hz refresh rate, a better resolution and even costs less than its predecessor. Here's everything you need to know about the Oculus Quest 2, including the headset's price, release date, specs and more.
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What it is: The follow-up to Oculus’s standalone VR headset, the Oculus Quest.
Release date: October 13
Oculus Quest 2 release date
The Oculus Quest 2 launches on October 13. You can pre-order one starting today (Sept. 16) from Oculus as well as major retailers.
Oculus Quest 2 price
The Oculus Quest 2 starts at $299 for the 64GB version, and costs $399 for a 256GB variation. That's a pretty aggressive price, especially when you consider that the original Quest launched at $399.
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Oculus Quest 2 specs
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2
- RAM: 6GB
- Resolution: 1832 x 1920 per eye
- Refresh rate: 90 Hz
- Storage: 64GB / 256GB
Nearly all of the Quest 2's specs were revealed early on Facebook's Blueprint website before being announced officially, showing off what looks like a major upgrade for Oculus' headset. The VR headset will get a Snapdragon XR2 processor, which should be a marked step up from the Snapdragon 835 on the original.
Other key upgrades include 6GB of RAM (up from 4GB), 256GB of onboard storage and a 50 percent increase in pixels per eye with a 1832 x 1920 resolution for each eye. The headset also gets a 90Hz refresh rate bump from the original's 72Hz.
Oculus also says that the headset is 10% lighter to make it more ideal for long game sessions. Additionally, Quest 2 supports a built-in IPD (interpupilary distance) adjustment mechanism to let you easily adjust the lens to your liking.
Oculus Quest 2 controllers
The Oculus Quest 2 includes an improved version of the Oculus Touch controllers that debuted with the original model. The new controllers promise more efficient tracking for when you're fighting or climbing in-game, and aim to offer four times the battery life as the original controllers.
The Quest 2 will also support additional accessories, including the Elite Strap with Battery to double the headset's endurance while giving you better ergonomics. There's also a Fit Pack with swappable face covers to fit different face shapes and sizes.
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