The next-generation virtual reality headset from Meta, Quest 3, is finally here. If we compare it with Quest 2, a notable upgrade is the higher resolution display. The enhancement in visuals with the implementation of the pancake lenses has made this product significantly powerful and worth the hype. So, let’s get into the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Meta Quest 3 in Nepal.
Meta Quest 3 Overview:
The Quest 3 has a thinner and more comfortable form factor. It’s 40% slimmer than its predecessor, thus, making it easier to use. Coming to the display, it features a 4K+ Infinite LCD Display (2064×2208 pixels per eye), 25PPD, and 1218 PPI that is said to offer 30% more clarity than the previous model.
Additionally, the lenses have been upgraded to the ‘pancake’ style providing users with a wider field of view—110 degrees horizontally and 96 degrees vertically. The device offers refresh rates of 90Hz, with an experimental 120Hz option for smoother experiences, all while maintaining a weight of 515 grams.
The new Quest 3 is powered by Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset. If we compare it with the old guy Quest 2, it offers more than double the GPU performance. This should result in smoother performance and wonderfully designed detailed graphics providing an amazing gaming experience. It is available in 8GB RAM and 2 configurations of storage; 128 GB and 512 GB.
Thanks to the Meta reality technology for this breakthrough. The headset intuitively recognizes and responds to items in the user’s physical space that go beyond standard mixed reality experiences. Users may interact with both virtual information and the actual environment at the same time because of high-fidelity color Passthrough, machine learning capabilities, and spatial awareness, offering unlimited possibilities for exploration and interaction.
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The Touch Plus controllers also get an upgrade of their own. They now come with TruTouch haptics that debuted in the Touch Pro. Basically, it provides improved tactile feedback for a more realistic experience. Unlike the previous ones, the controllers are not equipped with monitoring rings, taking less space and being more natural to the user’s hand.
Out of the box, Quest 3 also supports hand tracking, allowing users to interact with virtual objects using only their hands. This VR headset sounds magical even while writing this article.
Compatibility and Battery
It’s worth mentioning that the Quest 3 is backward compatible with the Quest 2, which gives it access to the Oculus Quest Store‘s existing collection of over 500 games, apps, and experiences.
Likewise, it supports 18W charging, offering an average usage time of up to 2.2 hours, and features Wi-Fi 6E capability.
Meta Quest 3 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Quest 3 is set to launch on October 10th with a starting price of USD 499.99 for the base 128GB storage model and USD 649.99 for the 512GB model. We expect the Meta Quest 3 price in Nepal to be NPR 84,000 for the base variant and NPR 109,000 for the 512GB model, when it arrives here.
|Meta Quest 3||Price in the US (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|128GB||USD 499.99||NPR 84,000|
|512GB||USD 649.99||NPR 109,000|
The Quest 3 strives to give high-quality virtual reality and mixed reality experiences to a wide audience, setting a new standard for future headsets with its remarkable specifications and features. Are you excited about its announcement?
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