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


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


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, Quest 3, PCVR, Meta Wayfarer


A few more points we've learnt.

The facial interface appears to move forwards and backwards (4 steps) to obtain the eye relief feature, rather than the lenses physically sliding in and out.

The lenses look fantastic pictured below vs the Quest pro. There could be a slight coating difference between the 2 but that could just be the lighting

FOV seems to be less than pro but again, this would depend on what setting the facial interface is set to. Pinch of salt still on this particular spec


interface adaption.jpg

Quest 2, Quest 3, PCVR, Meta Wayfarer

The optional controller charging dock is intriguing me.. the removable battery covers look to be roughly where the docking station supports would be in contact with the controllers, but there doesn't seem to be anything special in there to facilitate induction charging.

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I'm not sure, but I think the optianal charging dock for controllers will come with another battery cover to make charging possible.

mmm yeah, that's one way of doing it. It's interesting and would need a pretty neat little cover. That pic of the controllers doesn't seem to show how a charging cover would connect to anything in the main body of the controller, which would be necessary if it charges regular AA rechargeables via the battery terminals. Or maybe it's a dedicated battery/cover combo, maybe lithium battery? Maybe the connections just aren't visible in that view... or the orientation in the dock isn't quite how it looks.

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There was something similar for Quest 2 controller


Sorry, it's a german page but the pictures should be enough to understand what I mean😁