Meta announces the Meta Quest 3 VR headset

Meta announces the Meta Quest 3 VR headset

Published: 01-06-2023
Updated: 01-06-2023

A recent announcement on the Meta website has revealed the details of the release of the highly anticipated Quest 3. While specific details remain limited, here’s what we currently know about this exciting new device.

Meta Quest 3 Specifications

The Meta Quest 3 VR headset has the following specifications:

Display

LCD

Resolution

2064 x 2208 pixels per eye

Refresh rate

120Hz

Lens type

Pancake

  Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2

Storage

128GB

RAM

12GB LPDDR5

Tracking

Inside-Out 6DoF

Price

€569,99

Meta Quest 3

Price of the Meta Quest 3

The price of the highly anticipated Quest 3 headset has been confirmed to be €569,99 for the 128GB version. This price point is justified considering the significant improvements that the Quest 3 offers over its predecessor, the Quest 2. 

The new Qualcomm XR2 gen 2 processor is expected to deliver a significant performance boost, with an estimated GPU power that is 2.5 times greater than the original Snapdragon XR2. Concretely this means that the new Quest 3 will be able to handle games at a higher resolution than the Quest 2 while still reaching a high frame rate.

When is the Meta Quest 3 available?

The Quest 3 is available as soon as autumn of 2023. This is 3 years after the release of the Quest 2. Fans of the Quest series can look forward to experiencing the latest advancements in virtual reality technology with the highly anticipated Quest 3.

Meta Quest 3

Comfortable and balanced design

The Pancake lenses not only make the Meta Quest 3 lighter but also maintain excellent visual quality, ensuring sharp and clear visuals. Due to the thinner design of the lenses it is possible for the headset to be much lighter. 

Another advantage of these newer lenses is the clarity, unlike Fresnel lenses, pancake lenses create less distortion of the image. With this advanced technology, users can enjoy extended VR sessions without the discomfort typically associated with heavier headsets. The Pancake lenses are a key feature that enhances the overall weight balance of the Quest 3.

Mixed reality capability

The Meta Quest 3 features an integrated front depth sensor, enabling automatic mapping of your surroundings for a more precise playspace. In contrast to the greyscale cameras of the Quest 2, the Quest 3 introduces color RGB passthrough, enhancing the immersion of mixed reality experiences.