Microsoft HoloLens 2 Launch on February 24 Teased by Original Headset’s Creator

Joanna Estrada
February 12, 2019

Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the next major tech event on the calendar, and it looks as though Microsoft will be using its press conference to unveil the next version of its mixed reality (MR) headset, HoloLens 2.0.

In a teaser trailer posted to the YouTube channel of Alex Kipman (the Microsoft executive leading HoloLens development), we're shown a render of a new device being formed through the power of abstract science fiction imagineering. It's also likely to be a more lightweight design than the cumbersome original, which the renderings of what appears to be carbon fiber design too.

Microsoft is nearly certain to announce the long-awaited HoloLens V2 at Mobile World Congress 2019 on the 24th February, and the big question on everyone's mind will be how they solved the Field of View issue which has dogged the handset's reputation since its 2016 launch.

Microsoft's MWC presser will take place at MWC on 24 February at 5 pm CET (4 pm United Kingdom time).

In particular there's a new Holographic Processing Unit (or HPU 2.0), which is expected to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 instead of the old Intel Atom, and the efficiency benefits of this chipset should allow for a lighter, smaller headset.

Whatever Microsoft has planned, Wareable will be on hand at MWC 2019 to report on all the details - stay tuned.

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