HoloLens 2

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Microsoft HoloLens 2
Microsoft HoloLens logo 2015.png
DeveloperMicrosoft
ManufacturerMicrosoft
Product familyWindows 10
TypeMixed reality augmented reality head-mounted display smartglasses
Generation2
Release date2/24/2019
Retail availabilityEnterprise and Developers
Introductory price$3500 USD or $125 USD per month
Operating systemWindows 10 holographic
System-on-chip usedQualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
CPUQualcomm snapdragon 850
DisplaySee-through holographic lenses 2K 3:2
GraphicsAdreno 630
InputEye tracking, spatial tracking, hand tracking.
Camera8 MP 1080P30 video
ConnectivityBluetooth LE 5.0, 802.11 2x2 WiFi
PlatformUniversal Windows Platform
Online servicesWindows Holographic Operating System, Edge, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Layout, Dynamics 365 Guides, 3D Viewer, OneDrive for Business
PredecessorHoloLens
WebsiteOfficial website

Microsoft HoloLens 2 is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft. It is the successor to the pioneering Microsoft HoloLens. On February 24, 2019 The Hololens 2 enterprise edition debuted as the first variant of the device, followed by a developer edition that was announced on May 2, 2019.

History[edit]

HoloLens 2 was announced on February 24, 2019 at MWC in Barcelona, Spain.[1][2]

Improvements over the previous model[edit]

Microsoft highlighted three main improvements made to the device: immersiveness, ergonomics and business friendliness.[3][4]

HoloLens 2 has a diagonal field of view of 52 degrees, improving over the 34 degree field of view of the first edition of HoloLens, while keeping a resolution of 47 pixels per degree. [5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Microsoft Hololens 2 ushers in the next generation of augmented reality". mashable.com. February 24, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Microsoft's new $3,500 HoloLens 2 headset means business". cnn.com. February 24, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "HoloLens 2 pricing and preorder". microsoft.com. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "New HoloLens 2 gives Microsoft the edge in the next generation of computing". Innovation Stories at Microsoft. Microsoft. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  5. ^ Kipman, Alex (2019-02-25). "No secrets... - The first HoloLens had a 34-degree diagonal FOV; the new headset's field of view … 52-degree diagonal field of view. More than 2x is area and most of the growth is vertical (no longer 16:9)". @akipman. Retrieved 2019-03-01.
  6. ^ Goode, Lauren (2019-02-24). "The HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer on Your Face". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-03-01.