Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the next major technology event on the calendar, and it looks like Microsoft will use its press conference to present the next version of its headset, mixed reality (MR) HoloLens 2.0.
Microsoft technical officer and HoloLens creator Alex Kipman has released a very short video teaser for the upcoming headset on his YouTube channel. It in no way demonstrates the device, hinting more at several components, such as the new holographic processor (HPU) and what looks like carbon fiber sections.
Microsoft’s original HoloLens was launched in 2016, purely as a corporate device, available in retail for $ 3,000 USD. While the company has not yet released specific details on price or specifications, the headset is expected to have a wider field of view (FoV) – currently it is 35 degrees – a new generation Kinect sensor, improved comfort, better battery life and As reported, the novelty will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor.
It will be interesting to know if Microsoft continues to follow the path of the enterprise for HoloLens 2.0, or is now considering a more convenient price for the next generation device. Companies and organizations, such as NASA and Luminous Group, are already using HoloLens, but developers, such as HappyGiant, have already ported video games, such as HoloGrid: Monster Battle, to the system.
The Microsoft Mobile World Congress press conference will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 5 pm CET (11 am Eastern Time) in Barcelona, Spain, with the participation of CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and, of course, technical employee Alex Kipman.
When further details regarding Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 are released, VRcue will keep you updated.