Video footage of what is being billed as the Meta Quest Pro has been leaked online and it is now on the tour on social media.
The footage comes courtesy of Mexican Ramiro Cardenas, who found two chests marked “Meta Quest Pro” in a hotel room. Opening the first box reveals a VR headset suspiciously similar to Project Cambria, a high-end next-generation Meta VR headset that was first introduced last May.
The headset appears to be completely wireless like the Meta Quest 2. Each console has a smooth and streamlined look, making it a stark departure from traditional VR consoles with their ring designs. The packaging on the front states that the box is “not for resale – engineering sample,” which means the final design may look slightly different from what we see here.
Everything looks very similar to the teaser for Project Cambria, the upcoming high-end Meta headset. Internally known as the “Chromebook for your face,” the hardware specs on Project Cambria are very similar to Chromebook laptops. It uses Meta OS based on Google’s Android platform and will be compatible with various web tools and services. Each lens will be “HD”, although we still don’t know the true resolution of the lenses, and three cameras in the front will provide full-color traffic shots, so users can see where they are in the real world. It’s a system similar to PSVR 2’s “Seethrough” mode.
While the headset looks lighter than the Meta Quest 2, Project Cambria is rumored to offer longer battery life, which likely means a heavier battery. We can’t know for sure that Cardenas only showed pictures and screenshots and never put on the headset. Talking to the edgeCardenas said a dead employee eventually returned to retrieve the headphones.
We’re not even sure if the Quest Pro will be the name the headset will be called, though code that Steve Moser found and shared with him Bloomberg It seems to confirm the name. We’ll likely find out for sure at the Meta Connect event on October 11th, where the full Project Cambria/Meta Quest Pro is expected to be revealed.
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