Microsoft revealed a new and upgraded version of its HoloLens mixed reality headset at MWC 2019. The second-generation HoloLens offers a significant hardware upgrade on the first-generation device, offering a double field of vision and more immersion than ever before.
A new Microsoft device has been spotted in FCC certification on August 2, hinting at the U.S government approval of HoloLens 2. Spotted by us, the filing is for a ‘radio transceiver device’ that has IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac MIMO radio with support for 20/40/80MHz bandwidths, and Bluetooth 5.0.
According to the confidentiality letter, the photos of the device will be published on January 20, 2020. The label drawing of the device and connectivity specifications does suggest that this is the HoloLens 2.
FCC certifications almost never list components or specs. Today’s filing also doesn’t reveal much outside of a single sketch and connectivity specs.
In the HoloLens 2 request form, Microsoft still states that the HoloLens 2 has not been authorized yet under (FCC) rules.
About HoloLens 2
The larger field of view (FOV) is one of the Microsoft HoloLens 2’s biggest upgrades. The mixed-reality headset from Microsoft uses a 2K MEMS display and it also offers support for eye-tracking.
HoloLens 2 is powered by a customized version of the Snapdragon 850 which offers longer battery life and better performance.