Oculus Quest 2 leak exhibits off next-gen VR headset in white and pink

The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset may have just leaked after a picture of an apparent Quest follower was displayed on a well-known speaker on Twitter.

The white and pink headset appears to be a new take on the 2019 Oculus Quest headset, with a sleeker, lighter design and a host of subtle aesthetic changes.

pic.twitter.com/rBvJpCfRmTJuly 22, 2020

First up is the strap, which seems to have dumped the Quest’s Velcro overboard for an easier fastening solution, although it’s not immediately apparent how this will be adjustable. The headset definitely seems stripped down, and this is in line with our expectations for a cheaper model designed to bring Oculus Quest within the reach of more budgets.

It’s still wireless, of course, which is the main attraction of Quest over the more powerful Rift S headset that needs to be plugged into a PC. Slightly adjusted camera positions, however, indicate that the field of view for hand tracking could be wider than before.

Road to VR also points out the lack of a visible IPD slider – a mechanism for moving the screen to a position where you can focus more clearly – which could mean Quest 2 cut costs with a single screen instead each include a screen eye.

Is that legitimate?

Twitter user WalkingCat has a good reputation for accurate leaks as it treated Hololens 2 the same way before it was officially revealed by Microsoft.

The leak occurs just days after tech news website Nikkei claimed that the Oculus Quest 2 was in the works and will actually go into production in July. That contradicted sources who claimed in May the headset was postponed to 2021, but there’s little doubt that something is on the way this year or next.

With the current Quest headset for 399 USD / 399 GBP (approx. 730 AU $) for the 64 GB version and 499 USD / 499 GBP (approx. 920 GBP) for the 128 GB version and the cheaper Oculus Go model, now discontinued, we expect a Quest 2 headset to undercut the price of its predecessor – we’ll update you first when it’s officially announced.

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