During its Connect 2023 conference in September, Meta finally announced a release date and full spec rundown for its mixed-reality VR headset, the Meta Quest 3. After being announced by Mark Zuckerberg back in June, the Quest 3 comes three years after the launch of the Meta Quest 2 (née Oculus Quest 2) and roughly a year after the Quest Pro.
So what can the new Quest do, exactly? The headset includes a beefed-up Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 processor, 8GB of memory and a 4K+ Infinite display (which is 2064 × 2208 pixels per eye). With a focus on a mixed reality experience, as opposed to just a virtual one, Meta has also upgraded the headset’s augmented reality capabilities. It now comes with two external RGB colour cameras to help achieve full-colour Passthrough.
Meta has also redesigned its controllers for the new headset. The Quest 3 comes with a pair of Touch Plus controllers, which supply force feedback through TruTouch haptics. You can read a more in-depth breakdown of the Quest 3’s features and how it compares with Apple’s Vision Pro here.
Meta also announced redesigned Ray-Ban smart glasses, which come with improved audio, an ultra-wide 12 MP camera and run on the Snapdragon AR1 Gen 1 processor. You can read a more in-depth look at Meta’s smart glasses here.
With the Quest 3 now available, here’s everywhere in Australia where you can grab Meta’s latest headset.
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Where can you buy the Meta Quest 3 in Australia?
If you’re looking to pick up the Meta Quest 3 in Australia, you can either go directly through Meta or Amazon Australia. You can either go directly through Meta or Amazon Australia. In terms of pricing, the 128GB headset will set you back $799.95, while the 512GB model is $1,049.99. Regardless of where you buy the headset, you’ll also receive a copy of Asgard’s Wrath II and a trial for Meta Quest+.
Here’s where you can buy the Meta Quest 3:
What are the specs for the Meta Quest 3
- Processor: Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2
- Storage: 128GB, 512GB
- Memory: 8GB
- Battery: Up to 2.9 hours, depending on usage
- Display resolution: 2064 x 2208 pixels per eye, 4K+ Infinite Display with 25PPD and 1218PPI
- Refresh rate: 90Hz, 120Hz (experimental)
- Field of view: 110 degrees horizontal, 96 degrees vertical
- Lens adjustment: Inter-Pupillary Distance (IPD) ranges from 58mm to 71mm
- External sensors: 2x RGB color cameras
- Audio: Integrated stereo speakers with 3D spatial audio
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