Microsoft at MWC Barcelona 2019: Introducing Its Microsoft HoloLens 2 features an ARM-based chipset for better power management
On Sunday, Microsoft launched the better visuals and easy to use the second generation mixed reality headset – the Microsoft HoloLens 2 at MWC for $3,50(Rs. 2,49,000) which is available to preorder now, ships later this year.
The HoloLens 2 features an ARM-based chipset for better power management(claimed to offer three hours of battery life). This time HoloLens brings with a lot of improvements such as a better display, more comfortable design, improved gesture controls, and better performance.
Moreover, the company announced that the HoloLens 2 will arrives with a new customization program. Considering the comfort, the company has reduced the weight by making it entirely from carbon fiber that doubles the comfort. Also, this little weight rests evenly without pinching or pushing on pressure points.
Microsoft HoloLens 2 specifications
The HoloLens is claimed to offer dial-in design for a more comfortable fit. The company has employed the microelectromechanical system (MEMS) display technology for the HoloLens 2 which offers the equivalent of a 2K display for each eye.
Furthermore, the device derives its power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform as well as a custom-built Holographic Processing Unit.
Considering the improved sensing, It sports a new time-of-flight sensor which combined with built-in artificial intelligence and “semantic understanding,”. Also, the interesting and most notable features of the HoloLens 2 is that it allows users to interact with holograms with their hands, even letting them feel it via synthetic tactile feedback.
In addition to the HoloLens 2, the hardware of its audio input and output are handled by a 5-channel microphone array and built-in spatial audio. For authentication, there is an Iris scanner that goes through the security process.
A USB-Type C port is there for charging while an 8-megapixel sensor facilitates video conferencing.
The HoloLens 2 has been priced at $3,500 (around Rs. 2,49,000) and is now available for buyers in United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia, and New Zealand from the official Microsoft e-shop.
Meanwhile, the company has also launched the Azure Kinect at MWC 2019, which is now on pre-order and will initially go on sale in the US and China.