While power, full-fledged virtual reality headsets have made it big over the last few years, the next big advancement is expected to be wireless standalone headsets that don’t need to be tethered to a PC. The Oculus Go should be one of the first such models to hit the market, with Oculus stating last year that it would launch sometime in early 2018. While we’re still waiting for an official date, a recent FCC listing has hinted at some of the details we can expect.
When the Oculus Go was first unveiled back in October, it was promised to ship at a price of just $199. Other than a few details about the display, the announcement didn’t include very many tech specs. The FCC listing indicates there will be two models, however the only difference between them will be the amount of memory: the MH-A32 model will feature 32GB of storage, while MH-A64 doubles that amount to 64GB of memory.
It’s almost guaranteed that the touted $199 price will be for the 32GB version of the headset, while the 64GB model will be a bit more expensive. One of the details we’re still waiting on is if the Oculus Go will support SD cards for expandable memory. Aside from this, the FCC listing means the headset is approved for consumer sales, so it’s possible we could see a release in the very near future.
The Oculus Go is said to feature a “high-resolution fast-switch LCD screen” with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, and updated lenses in the headset that offer the same field of view as the higher-end Oculus Rift. Other details include built-in speakers with native spatial audio support, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and highly adjustable elastic straps.
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