Here’s what Facebook’s new Oculus Quest will look like
Since Facebook took over Oculus VR Inc. in 2014, the company has released two standalone VR headsets. Oculus Quest is the newer one out of the two and was launched in mid-2019. This headset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and has OLED displays with 1440×1600 resolution per eye and a refresh rate of 72Hz. Following this, Oculus has reportedly been working on a revamped version of the Quest VR headset with 90Hz displays. Now, it looks like the upcoming Oculus Quest with 90Hz displays has been revealed in a bunch of leaked renders and hands-on images.
Starting with the leaked renders first, these images are posted by leaker @h0x0d (also known as WalkingCat). In terms of the design, the purported Oculus Quest refresh looks similar to the model from last year. Along with the headset, we see similar-looking touch controllers. As per the leaked render, the USB Type-C port, as well as the headphone jack, have been moved to the left side while the power button is now located on the right side.
Another Oculus Quest leak by @h0x0d suggests that the upgraded headset might be unveiled on September 15th.
At the same time, a Redditor posted four images of the supposed Oculus Quest VR headset in a post on Oculus subreddit titled, “Is this a new Oculus Quest?” There aren’t any details in the post other than the images that Oculus enthusiasts can feast their eyes on.
As per the previous report by Bloomberg, the upcoming Oculus Quest could be 20% lighter, and 15% smaller in size. At the time of the report, the company had been testing models weighing 1 pound (~450 grams). The report also noted that while prototypes with up to 120Hz displays were being tested, the refresh rate could be capped at 90Hz to conserve battery. It also said the touch controllers will be upgraded in terms of response, tracking, and haptics while also addressing the issue of the battery sliding out of the bottom unwittingly.