Microsoft is expected to reveal HoloLens 2 at its MWC Media Event today in Barcelona and you can catch the official livestream right here.

Update (February 24th, 2019 – 11AM PT): Microsoft has finally revealed HoloLens 2, you can catch out breakdown of the announcement here.

Road to VR is on the ground at MWC to bring you the most important news from the show, but if you want to see Microsoft’s expected HoloLens 2 reveal, you can tune in right here at 9:00AM PT (your timezone here):

Microsoft hasn’t explicitly said that it will be showing HoloLens 2 at the event, but it has done some significant teasing that, combined with other evidence, has left little doubt that we’ll get our first glimpse of the next HoloLens at the event today.

Microsoft has managed to keep HoloLens 2 quite under wraps up to this point, though within the last 24 hours images of the headset have purportedly leaked and been claimed legitimate:

The images appear to show a slightly sleeker HoloLens which concentrates some of its bulk onto the rear of the headstrap. The images also appear to show larger waveguide optics which could signal a wider field of view.

What are you predictions for HoloLens 2? Drop them in the comments below!

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  • I expected something lighter like nReal

    • Adrian Meredith

      This is designed for enterprise not consumers I think the functionality is priory here

      • Proof XR Lab

        we are also several generations/iterations away from the “heavy glasses” AR form factor, infrastructure development of high bandwidth, low latency 5G edge cloud compute will allow big reduction in size of SOC as most compute is offloaded from device.

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    • Mradr

      Most of that bulk is just by design – over all they could fit more as they continue to work on the hardware and later optimism for smaller form factors. I would expect most of the SOC is base on a much higher factor than today’s/this years 7nm that is just around the bin.

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