Microsoft will reportedly announce its HoloLens 2 headset later this year. Sources who know about Microsoft’s plans have reported that the Microsoft is planning to unveil some details on the next version of HoloLens in the second half of 2018. Surface Hub 2 was introduced in the same manner.
The HoloLens 2 headset will come with an improved field of view, and will be more comfortable and a lot lighter to wear. It has been reported that the Microsoft is also planning to reduce the cost of the headset significantly, to drive business adoption.
Microsoft to Announce HoloLens 2 This Year
The report suggests that the Microsoft has been testing HoloLens headset’s future versions with an ARM-based processor inside that will help boost battery life.
Google is also making its own ARM-based augmented reality headset. The HoloLens 2 will have a Microsoft’s latest generation of the Kinect sensor, and a custom AI chip to improve performance.
According to the Verge:
“Microsoft’s next HoloLens will also include a variant of Windows 10, similar to the existing headset, and designed especially for its mixed reality use cases. It’s part of Microsoft’s clever modes for clever hardware plans, alongside the Surface Hub 2 and a potential Surface-branded notepad device”
HoloLens 2 will reportedly feature a higher field of view and better quality displays.