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

J40NYR
MVP
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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
  • 8gb Ram (512 could be 12gb, no source for that though)
  • 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

Chipset

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

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Controllers

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 

Controllers.jpg

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Accessories

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

 

 

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Elite strap.png

More pictures, official and leaked

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Meta-Quest-3-3.jpg

 

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Top down vs Q2.jpg

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Quest 2 and 3 PCVR
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Are we expecting Link/Air Link to work exactly the same?  I suppose no new tech has been introduced in the past year so I assume it will...

I'm just thinking, will the official cable be exactly the same and work with Quest 2 and 3?

The new GPU should allow for a faster decoding time and has support for the av1 codec which could be implemented into airlink and link.

I use virtual desktop and I do get large spikes in decoding time depending on the game, fingers crossed the Quest 3 will be buttery smooth!

Quest 2 and 3 PCVR

I'm going to say it'll be the Link/Air Link as usual but will have the 6E wifi hardware that's in the Pro.

I'm still not quite sure what benefits it gives if your current PC and router don't have 6E but I know I got better Air Link performance with the Pro than I did with the Quest 2 on my last PC which didn't have 6E. Then when I built the new PC with 6E it was equally good, I just don't have a 6E router yet.

It may be that the signal or reception is just better (edit: or as @J40NYR mentions above better coding/decoding from the processor?)  It's pretty much faultless for me now (provided updates don't break cabled Link!!) but I'll still get a 6E router when the prices come down.

So yeah, I'd say the official cable won't change.

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That’s an elegant (and space saving) design. Looking forward to the 27th!

The  VR Panda dock is curious. If all of the packages come with a combined headset/controller dock, I can't see VR Panda selling many controller only docks unless I'm missing something.

Maybe a package with just a headset dock so people can save a little money and use their current AA charger? Quest Light economy package?

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Is there no other way to charge the Quest 3 other than the charging station?
I mean... if so, the charging station only for controllers could make sense.
However, you cannot use the wristbands with this charging station.
I need them.....I'm always afraid the contrllers slip from my hands and I throw them away😂

That's a good question.

If the Quest 3 uses wired Link as well as Air Link, same as the Quest 2, then I would have to assume it would charge, and stay charged via the USB cable, otherwise you couldn't do wired PCVR sessions longer than the internal battery would allow... and there's no point removing USB charging ability from a USB connection. So yeah, I'm assuming you'll be able to charge the headset via regular USB-C if you wanted to. Basically same as the Pro, use the dock or the cable to charge.

Edit: OK so my bad, looks like the dock is just an accessory, not included in the package, that makes sense.

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@DaftnDirect wrote:

Edit: OK so my bad, looks like the dock is just an accessory, not included in the package, that makes sense.


Yes, that's how I understood it.

And charging via USB were my thoughts.....saves some money.

J40NYR
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Another good picture compared with the Quest 21000008424.png

 

Quest 2 and 3 PCVR

KraznRazn
Explorer

I'm really hoping they release a new version of the Logitech Chorus VR Off-Ear Headset.  I love those things and will miss them on the Quest 3.  My only real downgrade worry.