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Microsoft HoloLens 2 Kicks Off the Fall Season

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Back in February, Microsoft debuted its HoloLens 2 headset at Mobile World Congress and really turned heads.

The following months were pretty silent, as no one knew when to expect the virtual headset.

Now, Reuters spills the beans and reports that the HoloLens 2 will kick off the fall season, launching sometime this September.

According to Reuters, Harry Shum, the Microsoft head of AI, revealed the launch date to developers at his Thursday talk at the World Artificial Intelligence  Conference in Shanghai.

It makes sense that the announcement would happen at a developer-focused event, because the HoloLens 2 is aimed at them and businesses looking to expand into VR.

The newest headset’s price tag reflects this – it will retail for $3,500 and include credits for the Azure platform – but the specs do match it.

The original model’s 720p resolution for each eye was upped to 2K for this one. It’s also swapped the Intel processor to a Snapdragon 850 from Qualcomm and incorporates the new Azure Kinect sensor.

It has a camera capable of 8 MP photos and 1080p video at 30 fps, lists a five-channel microphone array, an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer.

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