Meta gave the world a fleeting glimpse of its upcoming AR/VR headset at the Facebook Connect event in 2021, and a fresh leak claims to show the device’s final design in all its glory. Currently under development with the codename Project Cambria, the headset will be Meta’s most ambitious metaverse product to date, both in terms of hardware innovation and capabilities.

The headset is rumored to arrive in the second half of 2022. Said to be placed in the “high end of the price spectrum” by Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg himself, the headset has been in development for years at the company. And if reliable industry sources such as TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo are anything to go by, the headset will be a new addition to the Oculus 2 series.

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Now, tech YouTuber Brad Lynch has shared some renders of the Project Cambria headset that are allegedly based on the final Production Validation Test (PVT) model. A PVT version is considered to be the last stage of hardware development that is ready for a market release, pending a final round of quality checks. The renders show a headset that looks more or less like the same device that Facebook teased in 2021. The design is a stark departure from the existing Oculus lineup of VR headsets and borrows more from the HTC Vive Flow and the PlayStation VR. Analyst Kuo claimed that the headset will hit the shelves as the Oculus Quest 2 Pro, and added that it will support facial recognition tech, too.

Neat Design, Advanced Tech & High Asking Price

Leaked render of Project Cambria headset.

Credit: Brad Lynch / Twitter

Coming to the design, it’s an all-black affair with a curved forehead rest and what looks like foam cushioning at the back. Interestingly, there’s no headband to be seen here. The lower portion of each eyepiece features a camera, likely a wide-angle lens, although details such as sensor make, the field of view, and megapixel count remain a mystery. During the Connect event in 2021, Meta revealed that Project Cambria adopts the “pancake” optics display technology, allowing the team to achieve a slimmer profile for its upcoming AR/VR headset. Rumors suggest that, unlike Meta, Apple will employ the Fresnel lens system on its upcoming mixed reality headset, albeit with a healthy amount of customization.

Meta will pack an artifact-free passthrough display on its AR/VR headset by pairing high-end display hardware with advanced optical sensors and reconstruction algorithms. The goal is not just delivering high visual fidelity, but also retaining depth and directional perspective. Eye-tracking hardware is also part of the package, with Meta aiming to deliver the most accurate virtual representation of skin tones and facial movements on its upcoming headset. There are also rumors of full-body tracking, but they appear to be a tad too ambitious at the moment. Aside from Project Cambria, Facebook is also working on a pair of AR wearables under the codenames Project Nazare and Project Hypernova, both of which are reportedly gunning for a 2024 launch.