Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2 Announcement Days Before Facebook Connect

Published: September 14, 2020 8:31 AM /


A user playing Oculus Quest 2 in a leaked Facebook video

Facebook's upcoming Oculus Quest 2 VR headset has been leaked just days before the Facebook Connect presentation. According to the leak, Quest 2 will feature a Snapdragon XR2 platform and an "almost 4K" display.

What can we expect from Oculus Quest 2?

This leak first appeared on Facebook's Blueprint platform. It was, of course, hastily removed, but not before the folks over at ResetEra got their hands on it. The leak consists of two video presentations, one of which introduces the new headset while the other details which features have received upgrades over the original Oculus Quest. You can check out both of these videos below. First, here's the introductory video that showcases Quest 2:

And here's the "Inside the Upgrade" feature that demonstrates the new headset's improved controllers, internals, and comfort features:

The new Oculus Quest 2 headset will sport a more comfortable design to make wearing it for prolonged periods feel better. It'll also have 6GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset powering it, a pretty significant jump from the original Quest's Snapdragon 835. The display will offer a native resolution of almost 2K per eye and will display 50% more pixels than the original Oculus Quest.

Naturally, all of the original games that supported Quest will also feature support for Quest 2, and just like the original Quest, it won't require any external hardware like a PC or a console. There will be a 256GB model, too, so you can store plenty of games on the new headset. Unfortunately, the videos don't reveal anything about price; we may well hear about that when it's officially revealed in just a couple of days.

When were we expecting this announcement?

Prior to the leak, we were expecting Oculus Quest 2 to be announced at the upcoming Facebook Connect presentation (known as Oculus Connect before Facebook assimilated the Oculus brand). Last week, retailers (and Facebook) began to delist the original Oculus Quest, suggesting that an announcement for an updated headset was imminent. It's almost certain that the official announcement will still happen at Facebook Connect, which takes place on September 16th. Be sure to tune into that stream if you're interested in hearing more about Facebook's VR strategy.

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