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Meta Quest 3's Specs & Release Day Revealed

The new VR headset starts shipping on October 10.

During the Meta Connect 2023 VR showcase event, Meta officially revealed the specs of their next-generation virtual and mixed reality headset Quest 3, first announced back in early June, and disclosed the novel device's release day.

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According to Meta's announcement, the Quest 3 will hit store shelves starting on October 10, 2023. The 128GB version of the headset will be priced at $500, while the beefier 512GB model will have a price tag of $650.

With features such as a full-color Passthrough and over ten times the pixel density compared to the Quest 2, the new headset promises to be a game-changer in XR technology, enabling users to seamlessly transition between a fully immersive virtual experience and an augmented reality environment where virtual elements are overlaid onto the physical surroundings.

In addition to disclosing the device's shipping date, Meta also provided a more detailed overview of its specifications. As previously promised, Quest 3 will be powered by the new Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 platform, developed in partnership with Qualcomm Technologies, which enables faster load times and delivers incredibly sharp details. It's also worth noting that Quest 3 will boast 8GB of RAM, 2GB more than its predecessor.

Furthermore, the headset features a 4K+ Infinite Display, resulting in nearly a 30% increase in resolution and a 15% wider field of view compared to Meta Quest 2. This translates to 25 pixels per degree, 1,218 pixels per inch, and a resolution of 2064x2209 per eye. The next-generation pancake lens optical stack contributes to Quest 3's 40% slimmer optic profile in comparison to Quest 2, all without compromising the depth of the visual immersion. Unfortunately, Quest 3 doesn't support eye tracking.

Additionally, the device has undergone a redesign to offer a more personalized fit and improved weight distribution in contrast to Quest 2. Nevertheless, it is slightly heavier than its forerunner, with a weight of 515 grams, an increase of 12 grams.

The gadget's spatial audio capabilities have also received significant enhancements, resulting in improved sound clarity and bass performance, along with a 40% louder audio range compared to Quest 2.

You can learn more about Quest 3 here and pre-order the device over here. Also, don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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