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Meta unveils $499 Quest 3 ahead of Apple's VR headset news

2023-06-01 17:43 by
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Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday revealed the company's next generation mixed reality headset, the Quest 3, as the company braces for Apple to potentially reshape a nascent market that Meta has dominated so far.

Priced starting at $499, the device will be 40% thinner than the company's previous headset and feature color mixed reality, which combines augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) elements, Zuckerberg said in an Instagram post ahead of Meta's annual gaming conference.

As with the Quest Pro, the Quest 3 supports mixed reality and offers full-color passthrough. This enables users to see a color version of the physical space around them via the external cameras. The headset will be able to blend augmented reality elements into the outside world. Zuckerberg says it's "the first mainstream headset with high-res color mixed reality."

Zuckerberg claims the device has a "next-gen" Qualcomm chipset and that it offers twice the graphics performance of the Quest 2. It's said to be Meta's "most powerful headset yet." Despite the extra oomph, the Quest 3 is more comfortable and 40 percent thinner than its predecessor, Meta's CEO noted.

The Quest 3 will be compatible with the Quest 2's library of programs, Zuckerberg said, adding that more details about the headset will come at Meta's Connect conference in September.

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