“The upcoming HoloLens 2 is expected to appeal more to users, with larger field of view and lighter build using carbon fibre, as per the latest teaser.”
Microsoft has already been speculated to launch a new iteration of its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens 2, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Now, a new teaser shared by the head of HoloLens, Alex Kipman, has given us a rather cryptic preview of what we might expect to see from the successor of Microsoft’s first tryst with augmented reality. While the new teaser is more of a date announcement, it still gives a few insights into what we might expect.
For one, the HoloLens 2 is expected to be powered by a new computing platform, complete with a new chipset. Initial rumours had suggested that the new HoloLens will be powered by the Qualcomm XR1 chipset. However, newer reports appear to state that the HoloLens 2 might employ Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon 850 ARM computing platform. This will give it better graphics rendering, and hence might make it to be more user-oriented, instead of just catering to the industry.