A leaked unboxing video of the Meta Quest 3 has provided an exciting glimpse into the highly anticipated virtual reality headset. The video, posted by user @ZGFTECH, showcases the sleek new design of the Meta Quest 3, also known as the Oculus Quest 3. This unboxing video offers a more comprehensive insight into the headset’s design compared to the limited promo photos that were available before.
One notable feature of the Meta Quest 3 is its less bulky frame compared to its predecessor, the Oculus Quest 2. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg previously stated that the Quest 3 is approximately 40 percent thinner thanks to its pancake lenses. The video highlights the flexible mesh around the lenses and the trio of sensors at the front, which contribute to the headset’s modern and striking appearance.
The Meta Quest 3 controllers bear a resemblance to those of the Quest Pro headset. Meta has redesigned the Touch Plus controllers from the Quest 2 for improved ergonomics. However, unlike the Quest 2 controllers, the Quest 3 controllers do not have built-in cameras. Instead, the tracking is managed by integrated sensors and predictive AI. The controllers also include Tru Touch haptics for enhanced feedback.
The video suggests that certain elements from the Quest 2, such as the cloth strap and silicone face pad, have been retained for the Quest 3. Additionally, Meta has promised a more flexible head strap for increased ergonomic comfort.
Meta has announced that the starting price for the Quest 3 will be $500. However, further details and an official release date are expected to be shared at the upcoming Meta Connect event, scheduled for September 27 and 28.
Speculation is rife that the Meta Connect event will serve as the launch event for the Meta Quest 3. This presumption is supported by the fact that both the Meta Quest Pro and Quest 2 were launched at previous Meta Connect events. Additionally, reports from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) indicate that the Quest 3 has received regulatory approval, further fueling the belief that its launch is imminent.
The FCC approval documents provide insights into the Quest 3’s features. It is rumored to support 6GHz wireless connectivity, similar to the Quest Pro, and will feature higher-resolution displays and a new Snapdragon chip. Leaks suggest that the chip may be the Qualcomm-built XR2 Gen 2, specifically designed for XR technology. Analysts have also predicted that the Quest 3 will have multiple storage options, starting with a 128GB version, and will offer a resolution improvement of around 30 percent compared to the Quest 2.
One confirmed detail about the Meta Quest 3 is its high-fidelity color passthrough, allowing users to experience the virtual world in full color. The headset is also expected to introduce a “Smart Guardian” feature, which utilizes the mixed-reality camera array to help users establish a safe environment.
The Quest 3 will feature some interoperability with Windows PCs, but its most exciting new features will revolve around its MR (mixed reality) capabilities. Meta envisions a seamless and natural user experience with the Quest 3, as demonstrated by the addition of full-color passthrough functionality.
Overall, the leaked unboxing video of the Meta Quest 3 has generated significant anticipation for the headset’s release. With the Meta Connect event just around the corner, fans and tech enthusiasts eagerly await further details and confirmation of the Quest 3’s launch.