Microsoft To Possibly Unveil Hololens 2 During Mobile World Congress 2019
Microsoft has announced that they will be hosting a press event during this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) taking place on February 24, 2019 at 5PM CET in Barcelona. And on that list are CEO Satya Nadella, Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, and CVP Julia White who will be making an announcement. Many experts in the industry believe that announcement will be in regards to the Hololens 2 as Alex Kipman has been overseeing that project.
It was also speculated last year that Microsoft was announcing the second gen model during Q1 of 2019. According to sources, the next-gen Hololens will be equipped with an ARM-based processor that will help boost battery life. It will also include the Kinect sensor which is currently used for Xbox. Microsoft will be including an AI chip of some kind to enhance the overall AR performance of the device.
In addition, Microsoft recently won over a huge contract with the US military for $480 million through a Hololens deal where soldiers will be equipped with the AR HMD.
The invite doesn’t officially state anything in regards to the press event but the inkling notion is that it will be about the Hololens 2. More to come.