On the lower end of the scale, the Meta Quest 3 is coming this Fall at $500. But the company has an even cheaper headset in the works too – a sub-$200 device for 2024. Note that this could means “$199”, but it’s still lower than the $300 current price tag of the outgoing Quest 2. Also, this one isn’t part of the LG deal.
The fate of the Meta Quest Pro is uncertain – even if it wasn’t canceled (as some premature reports claimed), the headset is no match for the Apple Vision Pro (which is super popular, Apple says). The Facebook owner has now apparently partnered with LG to build a much improved sequel, according to Korean publication Maeil Business Newspaper.
Initially, Meta struck a deal with LG Display for OLED microdisplays. However, that deal has been expanded to include parts from sibling companies – batteries from LG Energy and other components from LG Innotek.
Meta Quest Pro
So far there’s no word on what improvements will be featured on this Meta Quest Pro 2 (or whatever it ends up being called). OLED microdisplays will boost the resolution up from the Quest Pro’s 1,800 x 1,920px per eye (with 106° horizontal FoV), which is around 7 million pixels total. For comparison, the Apple headset has 23 million pixels in total. Anyway, Meta tends to be pretty open with the VR tech it is developing in its labs, so we should hear more about this Pro headset before 2025.
The upcoming Meta Quest 3
The new headset will reportedly arrive in 2025 at a $2,000 price point. The Quest Pro originally launched at $1,500, but that was later slashed to $1,000. Both prices are way below the $3,500 price tag of Apple’s “spatial computer” (which is expected to launch next year), so they weren’t really direct competitors.