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Biggest rumors and leaks for the Oculus Quest 3

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A third generation of the Oculus Quest could very well be in the works now that the Quest 2 is doing so well. It’s also possible that the Oculus Quest 3 may be released soon.

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If you’ve ever wanted to know more about Meta’s suspected next-generation virtual-reality headset, we’ve got you covered.

Oculus Quest 3 would be welcome, especially since the Oculus Quest 2 is our top pick for the best VR headsets currently available. A lot of what’s to come here is a guess at this point because there isn’t much to go on. What we do know, however, is what we’d like to see on the Oculus Quest 3.

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Oculus Quest 3 release date

The Oculus Quest 3 — which will most likely be dubbed the Meta Quest 3 when it launches — has been quite quiet of late.

This suggests that Meta, Facebook’s parent firm, is also working on new hardware for virtual reality. Meta, on the other hand, has the luxury of taking its time because the Quest 2 is still relatively new and capable, and there isn’t a lot of competition for it. As a result, we’d advise against making any predictions about the release date of a new Quest headset for 2019. Instead, look for it in 2023.

Oculus Quest 3 price  

The 64GB model of the Quest 2 costs $299, while the 256GB model costs $399. For additional information, see our Oculus Quest 2 where to buy article. This means that the Oculus Quest 3 is anticipated to be a direct successor for the Oculus Quest 2 and to keep the same price bands.

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Virtual reality should be more accessible for everyone, thus we’d want to see it cost a little less. However, we don’t expect the Quest 3 to go for less than $250. The pricing of the Quest Pro is likely to remain at $299/$399 because of its greater specifications.

Oculus Quest 3 specs and rumors

There will be a 120Hz display by default on the Oculus Quest 3 and the Oculus Quest Pro (Cambria). To achieve a 120Hz refresh rate on the current Quest 2, apps that upscale content are required. Virtual reality headsets can cause motion sickness for certain people, so a quick refresh rate out of the box would be very welcomed.

It’s expected that the Cambria would employ mini-LED technology, while the Quest 3 will use uOLED screens, according to VR analyst Brad Lynch(new tab opens). Screens on the Quest 2 should look better than they do now.

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Other than that, we might expect to see a new chipset from Qualcomm. Instead of an off-the-shelf chipset, this may be proprietary silicon.

Battery life improvements would also be a big help. In addition, we’d like to see the Quest 3’s cable for connecting to a gaming PC included in the box rather than an extra cost.

Oculus Quest 3: What we’d like to see

The Oculus Quest 2 impressed us much, but we expect even more from the Quest 3. We’d like to see this in action.

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The Quest 2’s controllers were powered by AA batteries, which lasted about 30 hours on a single charge. However, we believe that a USB-C rechargeable battery pack would be a blessing, as well as environmentally friendly, to the user.

In the Quest 2, the hand-tracking controls were a touch finicky and not intuitive, therefore we’d like to see improved hand-tracking in the Quest 3.

We’d like to see a refresh rate of 144Hz or greater, which would allow us to play VR games and experiences that are as smooth as possible.

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While the Oculus Store now has a wide variety of VR applications and games, we’d love to see more. The Quest 3 might benefit from games that truly immerse players in virtual reality, rather than relying on more arcade-like gameplay.

Oculus Quest 3 outlook 

A successful Quest 2 means Facebook can simply tweak the Oculus Quest 3 and have a winner on its hands.’ We’d prefer it if it pushed the envelope even further in terms of both technology and software.

Virtual reality could become more mainstream if an all-in-one VR system could give really immersive virtual experiences. This would lead to more apps and games for our hungry eyes and hands.

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