Microsoft yesterday at MWC launched the version 2 of HoloLens which is simply called HoloLens 2. The company claims that the new HoloLens has a lot more power and is more capable than its predecessor which it should be, with the version 2 you can now enjoy a twice the field of view, giving you a 52-degree field of view.

Microsoft also improved the styling and overall shape. This makes Version 2 a lot more comfortable, three times more comfortable if we go by the official figure.

The twist in the tale, however, is that the new HoloLens 2 will be an Enterprise exclusive deal and that means there is no developer edition for the version 2 not even in the future.

The device is powered by SD850 but does not have LTE or 5G. The device also integrates with Azure and allows Remote Rendering and holograms with infinite detail.

Key Specs

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
  • HPU: 2nd Generation Custom-built Holographic Processing Unit
  • Battery Life: 2-3 hours
  • O.S.: Windows Holographic OS
  • 6DoF Tracking: World-scale positional tracking
  • Spatial Mapping:  Real-time environment mesh
  • Mixed Reality Capture: Mixed hologram and physical environment photos and videos
  • Hand Tracking: Two: handed fully articulated model, direct manipulation
  • Eye Tracking: Real: time tracking
  • Voice: Command and control on-device, Natural Language with internet connectivity
  • Optics: See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)
  • Resolution:  2k 3:2 light engines
  • Holographic Density: 2.5k radiants (light points per radian)
  • Eye-based Rendering:  Display optimization for 3D eye position
  • Depth: Azure Kinect sensor
  • IMU:  Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Camera:  8MP stills, 1080p30 video
  • Microphone Array:  5 channels
  • Speakers: Built-in, Spatial Audio
  • WiFi: 802.11ac 2×2
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • USB: USB Type-C

Price and availability

Microsoft HoloLens 2 cost a cool $3500 in the US and you can pre-order the device right now. Other than the US, Microsoft will also bring it to Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia, and New Zealand. More markets will also be added in the coming days. Pre-order the HoloLens 2 from here.