Microsoft rumored to unveil HoloLens 2 on February, 24


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HoloLens 2 rumors

Microsoft is not a novice to experiment with Mixed Reality technology. It had a successful Mixed reality experiment back in 2016 when it put forth the first HoloLens device. But the company seemed to have moved far away from the first device version.

Rumors suggest the big M will introduce HoloLens 2 at the World Mobile Congress scheduled on February, 24 in Barcelona. This seems to confirm previous rumors that suggested Microsoft would launch the new device in April. So, the company will officially introduce HoloLens 2 in February and the shipment will start in April.

Earlier this week, Alex Kipman, Head of Microsoft’s HoloLens team shared a video that seems to confirm these rumors. Melting of ice and flying chips hint at the creation of HoloLens 2. However, it is still a mystery as to what exactly  this teaser video indicates. Well, 24.2.2019 is expected to unveil none other than HoloLens 2, according to the pundits.

HoloLens is a Mixed Reality headset that generates the three-dimensional images of digital content. This device works on the principle of holography that uses light and laser to produce 3D images.

What’s new in HoloLens 2?

HoloLens 2 is expected to cover all the fronts that HoloLens 1 lacked in. It will offer improved VR and AR experiences thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 processor which is customized for VR and AR experiences. It will be lightweight and will have a long battery life. Moreover, it is also expected to contain a depth camera.

As a quick overview, HoloLens 1 was launched in March 2016 and operates on an Intel 32-bit (1GHz) processor. It has 2-3 hours of active battery life and weights 579 grams.

We were expecting next generation of HoloLens devices in 2019 as some reports in 2018 had alluded that Microsoft planned to launch HoloLens 2 in the first quarter of 2019. The new headset was rumored to offer “significantly improved holographic displays.

HoloLens technology has a brighter future as it has established itself in all the spheres of life including medicine, architecture, manufacturing and entertainment alike.

Though it is not clear yet that what devices Microsoft will unveil at WMC but the tweet sent by the HoloLens’ team head and his words: “Are you excited? I know I am” wipes off almost all doubt and suggests that this exciting new thing is going to be none other than HoloLens 2.

Let us see what WMC discloses next week.

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