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Oculus: Quest 2 VR headset announced

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As part of Facebook Connect, Oculus has announced a new VR headset. The Oculus Quest 2 is intended to replace its predecessor Quest 1 as an all-in-one headset.

The Oculus Quest 2 is scheduled to hit the market on October 13th. There will be two variants, a 64GB version for $299

and a 256GB version for $399.

Compared to its predecessor, the resolution and frame rate in particular have been improved. The resolution increases from 1,600 x 1,440 to 1,832 x 1,920 pixels per eye. At the start, a frame rate of 72Hz is supported, as with the predecessor, but support for 90Hz will follow after the launch. This also includes the change from the previous OLED displays to faster LCD displays.

In addition, the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 is a faster processor than the earlier Snapdragon 835, and the RAM is increased from 4 to 6GB. The battery life remains unchanged at around 2-3 hours.

The Oculus Quest 2 should also be smaller and more comfortable than its predecessor. Even wearers of glasses should have it easier with the new VR headset. A new belt system should ensure a secure fit and more comfort.

Along with the headset, accessories were also announced, including a case, interchangeable face shields, Elite strap and link cables. Third-party manufacturers such as Logitech have also announced corresponding accessories, including in-ear headphones.

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