HomeWinBuzzer NewsMicrosoft HoloLens 2: Full Specs, Price, Availability

Microsoft HoloLens 2: Full Specs, Price, Availability

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has been launched and is available for pre-order today. Here’s all you need to know about the headset.

-

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, has just finished its announcement presentation for the . Now that the dust has settled, let's take a look at all the relevant details surrounding the new mixed reality head mounted display.

HoloLens 2 will be made available later this year and will initially be available in key Microsoft markets. Those locations are the United States, China, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Microsoft says the number of countries will grow once the device is launched. As this suggests, HoloLens 2 is a full consumer device, unlike the original HoloLens which never left its developer edition.

In terms of price, HoloLens is cheaper than its predecessor, but still a costly prospect. Microsoft says it cost $3,500, down from the $5,000 original model. The company wants to help more people access the HMD, so has debuted a payment program.

Customers can buy HoloLens 2 bundles, including one features Dynamics 365 Remote Assist. These bundles will start at $125 per month.

The second-generation HoloLens is available now for pre-order from the Microsoft Store.

Full Specs

Display:

  • 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

Sensors & Audio:

  • Depth – Azure Kinect sensor
  • IMU –  Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Camera –  8MP stills, 1080p30 video
  • Microphone Array –  5 channels
  • Speakers – Built-in, Spatial Audio

Human Understanding:

  • 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

Environmental Understanding:

  • 6DoF Tracking – World-scale positional tracking
  • Spatial Mapping –  Real-time environment mesh
  • Mixed Reality Capture – Mixed hologram and physical environment photos and videos

Compute & Connectivity:

Power:

  • Battery Life – 2-3 hours of active use
  • Charging – USB Power Delivery – Fast Charging
  • Thermals – Passively Cooled

Fit:

  • Size – Fits over glasses, size using adjustment dial

Software:

  • Windows Holographic OS
  • Edge
  • Remote Assist
  • Layout
  • Guides
  • 3D Viewer
  • OneDrive for Business
Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

Recent News