Meta announced the Meta Quest Pro, a next-generation Meta Quest virtual and mixed reality device for productivity and gaming.
The Pro model is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2+ platform with roughly 50% more performance compared to the Quest 2. Each device features 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 10 high-res sensors (five inside, five outside). In addition, the new device’s LCD displays features roughly 37% more pixels per inch compared to the Meta Quest 2.
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“Meta Quest Pro is the first entry in our new high-end line of devices, and it’s packed with innovative features like high-res sensors for robust mixed reality experiences, crisp LCD displays for sharp visuals, a completely new and sleeker design, plus eye tracking and Natural Facial Expressions to help your avatar reflect you more naturally in VR,” Meta said.
“Meta Quest Pro will be available for purchase on October 25 for $1,499.99 USD, and that includes the headset, Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers, stylus tips, partial light blockers, and a charging dock. You can pre-order Meta Quest Pro from the Meta Store starting today in any country where Meta Quest products are supported, and from select retail partners, including: Best Buy in the US and Canada, Argos and Currys in the UK, and FNAC and Boulanger in France. You can also pre-order from Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and France.”
The new Touch Pro controllers are included with three built-in positioning sensors. These sensors act independently of the headset in a 3D space, giving users a full 360-degree range of motion. Touch Pro controllers ship with the new Pro model, but users may purchase the controllers for $299.99 separately to use with Quest 2. Furthermore, the controllers come with a charging dock and 45W power adapter.
A variety of new accessories will be sold starting October 25:
- Compact Charging Dock ($79.99 USD, out October 25): This two-in-one dock charges your Touch Pro controllers and any Meta Quest headset with a USB-C connection. A 45W USB-C power adapter is included.
- Full Light Blocker ($49.99 USD, out November 22): A full light-blocking facial interface that easily attaches to Meta Quest Pro for a more immersive experience.
- VR Earphones ($49.99 USD, out October 25): Tune out background noise and step into a high-fidelity audio experience with a customized fit. Works with the light blocking accessories in place. Separate right and left earphones can connect to either side of the headset, which helps prevent cables from crossing over one another in your field of view.
- Carry Case from Incase ($119.95 USD, out October 25): A custom-fit inner shell with interior pockets securely stores your Meta Quest Pro and accessories. A lightweight outer shell provides on-the-go protection.
Meta states that the new device will not replace the current Meta Quest series of VR devices. Meta Quest 2 acts as the new entry point into the company’s VR suite of content, and many more updates are in the works. Lastly, more details may be found here.