Alleged “Engineering Samples” of Meta’s Quest Pro Surface Online

Meta's next-gen Quest virtual reality (VR) headset has been leaked a month ahead of its scheduled launch in October.

Credits: Zectriuz Gaming

Facebook user Ramiro Cardenas, who goes by Zectriuz Gaming online, uploaded photos and a video showing what he claims is the Meta Quest Pro, giving us our first look yet at the much-hyped headset. Cardenas said the headset was left in one of the hotel rooms where he works.


While the leaker managed to get some hands-on time with the alleged Quest Pro, he didn't have much to share about it. And he likely won't be able to anymore as the mysterious device has since been picked up by the room's occupant.

Still, the leaks Cardenas uploaded are enough to somewhat set our expectations for the soon-to-be-released Quest headset. Perhaps the first detail you'll notice is that the device comes in a sleek black finish instead of the glossy white of the Quest 2. You'll also spot three cameras on the front, which slightly resemble the Project Cambria design Meta unveiled a while back, along with what looks to be light blockers at the top and bottom and a dial for adjusting the distance of the lens.

Meta Quest 2. Credit: Meta

The controllers, meanwhile, sport new designs, appearing smaller and slimmer than previous iterations. They also ditch the loops that go around your hands on the Quest 2's controller.


Cardenas also shows the headset's box, which seemingly confirms the Quest Pro name. And from the looks of it, the designs of the headset and the controllers from the video do indeed match the designs seen on the box. This doesn't confirm the authenticity of the leak, but it does add some credibility to it. Then again, as with most leaks, it's always best to take them with a grain of salt.


Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already announced that his company will be releasing a non-wired headset touting a "higher-end virtual reality experience". The Quest Pro could perhaps be what he was talking about. He said the headset also has sensors that open up new use cases outside of gaming and entertainment.


The Quest Pro is expected to launch at Meta's Connect conference on 11 October.

 
  • Meta's next-gen Quest virtual reality (VR) headset has been leaked a month ahead of its scheduled launch in October.

  • A Facebook user uploaded photos and a video of the alleged device, giving us our first look yet at how it'll look.

  • Going by the video, the headset sports three cameras on the front, along with what looks to be light blockers at the top and bottom and a dial for adjusting the distance of the lens.

  • The video seems to also confirm the Quest Pro name.

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