Meta Quest Pro Prototype Reportedly Leaks Well Before Official Debut

The outer sleeve of a possible Quest Pro packaging in a leaked video screenshot.

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Some of the biggest tech leaks in history stem from prototypes being left behind by early testers and engineers.

Whether in bars, in the backseat of cabs, or elsewhere, forgotten Prerelease units have been the long-standing backbone of tech journalism.

In that tradition, today we have a prototype of meta‘s upcoming Meta Quest Pro headset is being shown off after it was seemingly misplaced in a hotel room by our testers.

Possible front of Quest Pro prototype with 3 front cameras

It appears to have three cameras on the front, with others mounted around the rim.

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the leak is Zectariuz Gaming Facebook pageWho recorded my own video Remove the device from its packaging. The account also posted a few photos, but they appear to have been deleted as of this writing.

Quest Pro prototype side view

In side view, it looks significantly slimmer than the Meta Quest 2. One of the aforementioned rim-mounted cameras is also visible.

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An abandoned prototype (Around), which looks pretty much in line with the Project Cambria headset Meta has been teasing in VR lately. metaverse– Relevant content.

Inside a Possible Quest Pro Prototype

It’s hard to say for sure, but the lens doesn’t seem to be the raised Fresnel type seen on previous Quest models.

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Inside the device, PSVR and PlayStation VR2Rather than relying on a goggle-like mounting system to keep the head-mounted display snug against the user’s face and nose, as the Quest 1 does, it puts the display in front of the user by distributing the weight around the user’s head. hang the display on the quest 2 Did it.

more: Sony reveals first images of redesigned PlayStation VR2

Meta Quest Pro's redesigned left controller

The light ring that the Quest 2 controller uses to track orientation in space appears to have been replaced with a more solid design.

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Along with the heavily revamped headset, the included controller also appears to have been completely overhauled. The new design is slightly more compact, has a different button layout, and skips the light ring in Quests 1 and 2 to better hide the LEDs and sensors that Meta is using this time around.

Quest Pro left controller you may have in your hand

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It looks like they’ve also added a new angled flat spot for users’ thumbs, which I’m looking forward to testing personally. I’ve never found a comfortable place for that finger to land without accidentally pressing a button on the Quest 2 controller.

Aspects of a Possible Quest Pro Controller Prototype

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Finally, we can see small dents on the side of the controller that look like three metal contacts. Connectors like pogo pins could be good for add-on accessories such as new sensors or controller peripherals, if you use your imagination. Imagine, for example, a two-handed gunstock that can be connected to both controllers at once for a true his FPS-like experience, or a fishing rod grip that includes a built-in reel that can actually be cranked. Third-party accessory makers have been trying to create such products for years, but have been unsuccessful due to the lack of first-party support. Maybe that is about to change.

Quest Pro prototype potential in the box

A headset in a package.

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We’ll have to wait until October for more information as the apparently leaked prototype is supposedly back in Meta’s hands.In the meantime Facebook’s new flagship headset has finally debuted It seems to offer some interesting changes and a slimmer profile when it does.

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