December 1, 2023

Unboxing movies are anticipated proper earlier than a product launches. This isn’t that. Meta introduced its Quest 3 headset again in June — proper earlier than Apple’s WWDC occasion, the place the corporate revealed its new Imaginative and prescient Professional headset. Whereas it’s possible that the Quest 3 will see its debut later this fall, Meta has but to announce an official launch date. Apparently, somebody has gotten their arms on the mixed-reality headset manner forward of time and posted a video of them unboxing it.

Noticed by The Verge, An account with the username @ZGFTECH on X (previously often known as Twitter) posted a video to the social media platform on Wednesday, exhibiting somebody unboxing the unreleased headset earlier than Meta may even speak concerning the product in additional element — one thing it’s anticipated to do when it hosts its Join occasion in late September.

The video, which you’ll be able to watch under, exhibits the headset and controllers in a field related in supplies to what the present Quest 2 is available in. It appears to be like like the one main distinction is that this new field seems smaller and extra sq. than the present longer field that the product ships in.

The Meta Quest 3 is anticipated to get an official keynote when Meta kicks off its Join occasion. Earlier this month, the FCC (Federal Communications Fee) gave regulatory approval for the Meta Quest 3 headset, one thing that is quite common shortly earlier than a product is launched in the US. Whereas the approval doesn’t point out the Quest 3 by identify, the approval is clearly for the headset, as it’s the subsequent product anticipated from the corporate.

Meta Quest 3 and new controllers. Picture supply: Meta

The Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Professional have been each launched on the firm’s Meta Join convention, so we are able to count on Meta to do the identical for the Quest 3 when Mark Zuckerberg holds the keynote on September twenty seventh. I’m positive the corporate will contact on different options and new experiences coming to its headsets as nicely, exhibiting off new capabilities that builders can construct with their apps and video games.

The Quest 3 will characteristic a 40% slimmer optic profile, a Snapdragon chip able to twice the GPU processing pace because the Quest 2, higher-resolution shows, new Contact Plus controllers, and a brand new 6GHz wi-fi band. And, in fact, the headset will likely be able to full-color passthrough blended actuality.

If the Quest 3 isn’t for you, you possibly can at all times spend seven occasions extra for Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional when it launches in early 2024. I’m personally sticking with the Quest for now. I’d moderately have that down cost for a brand new automotive than watch Basis in blended actuality.