Microsoft HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality Headset With Windows Hello Authentication

Microsoft officially unveiled the HoloLens 2 today with Windows Hello authentication support out of the box. It’s Microsoft’s next-generation mixed reality headset targeting enterprise customers and made to be comfortable with carbon fiber material. HoloLens 2 will launch later this year for $3,500 and will be sold in the US, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand.

Display
Optics: See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)
Resolution: 2k 3:2 light engines
Holographic density: >2.5k radiants (light points per radian)
Eye-based rendering: Display optimization for 3D eye position

Sensors
Head tracking
Eye tracking
Depth: Azure Kinect sensor
IMU: Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
Camera: 8MP stills, 1080p30 video

Audio & speech
Microphone array: 5 channels
Speakers: Built-in, spatial audio

Human understanding
Hand tracking: Two-handed fully articulated model, direct manipulation
Eye tracking: Real-time tracking
Voice: Command and control on-device, Natural Language with internet connectivity

Environment understanding
6DoF tracking: World-scale positional tracking
Spatial mapping: Real-time environment mesh
Mixed reality capture: Mixed hologram and physical environment photos and videos

Compute & connectivity
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
HPU: 2nd generation custom-built holographic processing unit
WiFi: 802.11ac 2×2
Bluetooth: 5.0
USB: USB Type-C

Fit
Single size
Fits over glasses

Software
Windows Holographic Operating System
Edge
Dynamics 365 Remote Assist
Dynamics 365 Layout
Dynamics 365 Guides
3D Viewer
OneDrive for Business

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