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Quest 3 Hype thread! All up to date leaks and information on new headset

Expert Protege

Thought I would start a thread with all the most up to date leaked information for the upcoming headset, get a bit of buzz going before the announcement!

Trying to stick all the info together for easy reading! let me know what I've missed and I shall keep editing this post 🙂

What are you guys hyped about?


Meta Quest 3

Announcement date:   27.9.2023

Possible launch date: 10.10.2023

Price $499 (128gb) 512gb also rumoured

Leaked possible specification overview

  • 2064 x 2208 pixel resolution per eye (30% jump from Quest 2)
  • LCD display.
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Pancake lenses
  • Snapdragon XR2 Gen2 chipset
  • 12gb Ram (Quest 2 was 6gb)
  • 2-2.5 hours of battery life
  • 97 horizontal and 93 vertical fields of view (pinch of salt alert)
  • IPD adjust options and eye relief support
  • 40% slimmer but a slight 8 gram weight bump
  • WiFi 6e
  • Works with Pro controllers out the box
  • New depth sensor allowing automatic boundary detection
  • Hugely improved colour passthrough for AR
  • Most likely a single LCD panel like Q2 but fingers cross it has 2 for larger FOV and sharpness


XR2 Gen 2 chipset set to give 2.5X GPU performance based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 chip found in current top Smartphones. rough potential comparisons with previous chipsets below, XR2 variant of chip will be slightly different

Quest 2 was based off the Snapdragon 865 Chipset



New and improved Touch Plus controllers

  • Improved Haptics
  • Ring-less design (infrared LED's now around the face of the controller)
  • Combination of hand tracking and AI to improve controller tracking when LED's are obscured
  • Takes 1 AA battery per controller
  • Possibility of wireless charging option combined with the new dock as per leak of FCC approval documents see here 




These are based on European pricing ins Euros

  • Silicone Face Interface (Black) for €49.99
  • Carrying Case for €79.99
  • Elite Strap with Battery for €149.99
  • Charging Dock for €149.99
  • Controller charging dock (price unknown)
  • Quest 2 straps will be incompatible with Q3


Elite strap.png

More pictures, official and leaked





Top down vs Q2.jpg


Leaked actual.png

Quest 2 PCVR

Meta Quest Support
Meta Quest Support

Super excited and yikes did not know there was leaked information. 

We are all mad here.

Yeah, nice summary... I've not really been keeping up with all the leaks but I did note the 10th October date from a retailer website placeholder.

Also heard rumours about a cheaper Quest Light but I would have thought the Quest 2 would fill that space if the plan is to continue selling it.

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I wonder if it's a way of encouraging more Quest 2 users to upgrade to a headset with the new SOC. That way game development may take advantage of the new chipset faster with less thought going into making it run on the older hardware

Quest 2 PCVR

I wonder what they'd economize on with a Light.

Another rumour I heard from one YouTuber was that the Quest 3 will be dual screen based on one website spec listing but all the rumours up to then were saying single screen.

It's all up in the air. The problem previously is that some people built up big expectations and then got quite angry if one or two of the specs weren't what they wanted... stand by for those posts 😶

So many rumours this time though!

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The one thing that gives me hope is that Zuck said it would be 40% sharper. The resolution alone is only 30%. The only way it could be sharper is by having 2 screens.

You're quite right, if there's going to be a cheaper version perhaps we're in for a couple of surprises yet. I guess they could make the lite version have a very basic AR experience as that will make up alot of the cost difference

Quest 2 PCVR


Aaaaaaand here we go…with upgrades there goes a thousand plus USD….but probably well worth it! 😂

Expert Protege

Another little leak today, VR panda on twitter has uploaded a picture of a separate charging dock for just the controllers. Seems likely that both docks will come with some sort of rechargeable battery replacement


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Quest 2 PCVR


Really looking forward to the Quest 3! The dual screen rumour is a big deal for me, if true. That would mean that the IPD adjustment could go higher, into the 70's like the CV1 and Q1. Also excited to get both IPD and eye relief adjustment together in one headset--the eye relief is just a rough three-position thing rather than a dialed adjustment, but having the option to get my eyes closer to the lenses is still appreciated.

A charging dock for the headset would also be pretty cool--these days I just keep my Q2 plugged into the Link cable for development, but if I could easily put it down and get a charge top-up between uses, that would mean I could use AirLink instead of the tether, without worrying about the battery lasting all day. Not so worried about the controllers, since the Q2 ones last so long on a battery, and I suspect the Q3 ones will last even longer (fewer LEDs).

DK2, CV1, Go, Quest, Quest 2

The 2 screen thing would be massive, makes such an improvement to sharpness too. I easily could see the edges of the panel in the Quest 2 and it's such an immersion breaker! The Pico 4 has 2 screens I believe

Quest 2 PCVR