Latest in Gear

Image credit:

Microsoft posts HoloLens 2 teaser ahead of February 24th launch

You might already have an idea of what to expect.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
February 11, 2019
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Microsoft

You've had to wait a long, long time for news about HoloLens 2, but it's finally right around the bend. Device creator Alex Kipman has posted a teaser for the mixed reality headset that confirms its premiere just before Mobile World Congress on February 24th. The clip itself is cryptic, with vague allusions to processors and possibly carbon fiber (which could help reduce the weight). Not that you'd need to read the tea leaves to have an idea of what to expect -- there have already been a few clues.

While we heard last summer that the HoloLens 2 would use Qualcomm's XR1 platform, more recent reports suggest Microsoft will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 ARM processor. Either should deliver high-performance mixed reality and, quite possibly, a more affordable and power-efficient design than the original. It's also expected to have a wider field of view and sport a lighter body, both of which are important for something you could wear for hours at a time. All told, this might be the headset that helps HoloLens evolve from a niche, industry-focused device into something the general public would be willing to use.

Update, 2/11/19, 11:40AM ET: This post has been updated to include details about the HoloLens 2 possibly using Qualcomm's 850 ARM processor.

Catch up on all the latest news from MWC 2019 here!

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Ring launches its cheapest connected doorbell yet

Ring launches its cheapest connected doorbell yet

View
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

View
The best Super Bowl TV deals we could find

The best Super Bowl TV deals we could find

View
2021's first big Xbox exclusive is just OK

2021's first big Xbox exclusive is just OK

View
'Control: Ultimate Edition' headlines February's batch of PS Plus freebies | Engadget

'Control: Ultimate Edition' headlines February's batch of PS Plus freebies | Engadget

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr