The race of futuristic headsets is just getting heated. Just as we broke out the story of Microsoft filing a patent for a video pass-through device, Meta Platforms is reportedly partnering with LG Group to build a future Quest Pro headset.
South Korean news outlet Maeil Business Newspaper first reported that LG Electronics will handle production of the headsets, using LG Display displays, LG Energy batteries, and other components from LG Innotek.
The first product from the partnership is reportedly slated for release in 2025 and will be priced at around $2000. The report says the headset could be named “Quest 4 Pro”, but this is unlikely. Maybe a “Quest Pro 2”? Who knows!
“An official from an IT company said on the 3rd, “Meta has unified the brand as Quest since 2020 and named ‘Pro’ for high-priced products.” “I know that products developed with LG Electronics are also named Pro. ”he explained. Meta acquired the headset maker Oculus in 2014 and used the Oculus brand until 2019,” the exclusive report reads.
As you may know, SBS Biz, a South Korean news outlet, was the first to break the news last year that Meta was in negotiations with LG Display to obtain OLED microdisplays for future headsets.
Compared to Meta’s headset, Apple’s Vision Pro has been getting a lot of attention, and not just because of its high price. The Vision Pro is equipped with five sensors, twelve cameras, and a custom Apple chip that performs exceptionally well.