Microsoft is planning to unveil its HoloLens 2 headset later this year.
It is understood that the software maker is tentatively planning to unveil some details on the next version of HoloLens in the second half of 2018.
The HoloLens 2 headset, codenamed Sydney, will include an improved field of view, and will be a lot lighter and more comfortable to wear, The Verge writes, adding that the company is reducing the cost of the headset significantly to drive business adoption.
This comes after numerous tests on future versions of the HoloLens headset with an ARM-based processor inside that will help boost battery life.
To boost performance, the HoloLens 2 will also include Microsoft’s latest generation of the Kinect sensor, and a custom AI chip.
It will also include a variant of Windows 10, similar to the existing headset, and designed especially for its mixed reality use cases as part of Microsoft’s clever modes for clever hardware plans, alongside the Surface Hub 2 and a potential Surface-branded notepad device (codenamed Andromeda).
The tech giant is also targeting a HoloLens 2 release date for 2019…so users may have to wait a little longer.