Specifications and possible design leaked

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The Pico 4 leaks are coming in quick succession. Now new specifications have been leaked, as well as what the VR headset might look like.

Hardware analyst Brad Lynch shared the new material, consisting of drawings and a comparison chart, via Twitter this morning. The images are currently circulating on Chinese social media, Lynch writes. He could not find the exact origin. The leaks are said to match information from their own sources.

The drawings show a comparison slim headset, which is shown once from the front and once in profile. The head mount with adjustment wheel on the back of the head is also shown. It is very possible that the drawings are early drafts and do not correspond to the final form factor of the Pico 4.


Possible concept drawing of Pico Neo 4 (Pro) from different perspectives.

Supposed drawings of the Pico 4 (Pro). | Image: Brad Lynch

More battery and pixels than Meta Quest 2

Lynch also shared a chart with the Pico 4’s specs, comparing them to the Meta Quest 2. If the table is real, it would reveal a lot of new details about the Pico 4.

According to the table, the headset has 45 percent more battery capacity and just below 33 percent more pixels than Meta Quest 2. The field of view is about the same. Unlike the Metas headset, the lens distance (IPD) can be continuously adjusted. Unfortunately, it is not specified which distances are supported.

It is already known that Pico has installed 4 pancake lenses. This is what makes the slim form factor possible. Only the Pro version offers eye and face tracking, but this has also been reported several times. New would be the information that Pico 4 supports RGB passthrough – like Quest Pro (Project Cambria).

Tabular comparison of the technical characteristics of Pico 4 and Quest 2.

Leaked comparison chart with new Pico 4 specs. | Image: Brad Lynch

Competition for meta? It depends on the price

The Pico 4 and Pico 4 Pro are rumored to arrive in September and will be aggressively subsidized by Bytedance to compete with the Meta Quest 2 and Quest Pro, which are expected to launch this fall.

With these specs, the Pico 4 would be superior to the Meta Quest 2 in several ways, with the slimmer form factor making the biggest difference.

The computing power should be the same if the Pico 4 is also on Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 puts. Images have also been leaked of the new VR controllers, which feature a slimmer design than older Pico controllers and support Pico’s claim to appeal to end users.

If the software and selection of apps is also convincing, Meta may soon face competition again.

Sources: SadlyitsBradley @ Twitter

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