Meta today announced that Meta Quest 3 mixed reality headset is coming later this year for $499. Meta Quest 3 will come with several improvements when compared to Quest 2, including more than twice the GPU processing using next-gen Snapdragon chip, a 40% slimmer optic profile, new lightweight Touch Plus controllers and more. Find the details below.
Highlights of Meta Quest 3:
- Highest resolution display with pancake optics
- Next-gen Snapdragon chipset that delivers more than twice the graphical performance
- High-fidelity color Passthrough, innovative machine learning, and spatial understanding let you interact with virtual content and the physical world simultaneously
- Dual 4MP RGB color cameras, a depth sensor for a more accurate representation of your play space, and 10x more pixels in Passthrough compared to Quest 2
- With a 40% slimmer optic profile compared to Quest 2, Quest 3 is a sleeker, more comfortable headset.
- Redesigned Quest 3’s Touch Plus controllers with a more streamlined and ergonomic form factor.
- Meta has dropped the outer tracking rings so the controllers feel like a more natural extension of your hands and take up less space. Meta has also included TruTouch haptics that first debuted in Touch Pro to help you feel the action like never before.
- Native hand tracking support.
- Quest 3 is backwards compatible with the Quest 2 catalog of over 500 VR games, apps, and experiences
Meta Quest 3 will ship in all countries where Meta Quest is currently supported. The 128GB version of the headset will start at $499.99 USD.
Starting June 4, Meta is lowering the price of Quest 2 to $299.99 USD for the 128GB SKU and $349.99 USD for the 256GB SKU. In an upcoming software update, Meta is updating the Quest 2 and Quest Pro GPU and CPU that will deliver up-to 26% CPU performance increase with an up-to 19% GPU speed increase for Quest 2 and 11% for Quest Pro. Meta is also enabling Dynamic Resolution Scaling for both Quest 2 and Quest Pro.