What you need to know

  • Microsoft's HoloLens 2 may go on sale in September 2019.
  • Microsoft has since clarified that no firm date has been announced.
  • The new headset brings improved hardware and software when compared to the original HoloLens.
  • The HoloLens 2 costs $3,500 for both developers and businesses.

Update: Microsoft has reached out with a statement clarifying the remarks "As we announced in February, Microsoft HoloLens 2 will begin shipping later this year. We have started collecting expressions of interest for HoloLens 2 preorders and, as part of our standard practice for gathering feedback, have shared near-final prototypes with some customers, but have not announced a date for general availability." – a Microsoft spokesperson

Microsoft's HoloLens 2 will go on sale in September 2019 according to a recent comment at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai (via Reuters). Harry Shum, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Research, shared the September sale date.

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The HoloLens 2 brings several significant improvements when compared to the original HoloLens in terms of design, hardware internals, and software. The HoloLens 2 has a carbon fiber body, better weight distribution, extra padding, eye-tracking, and a wider field of view.

Microsoft HoloLens 2: Everything we know so far

Internally, the HoloLens 2 runs on a Snapdragon 850 processor. It is the first Windows 10 on ARM device made by Microsoft. It is also the first product to ship running Windows Core OS.

Next-gen holograms

Microsoft HoloLens 2

HoloLens, but better

HoloLens 2 takes everything that made the original great and turns it up to 11. With a new carbon fiber body, extra padding, eye tracking, and a wider field of view, the headset should have no problem finding success among developers and first-line workers.

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