At the Mobile World Congress 2019, Microsoft took the wraps off of HoloLens 2, a device that features upgrades which are bound to come in handy for enterprise use.
Microsoft has decided to implement a subscription-based payment model. The hardware upgrades were designed to make the device more useful, comfortable, and more user-friendly. However, the real beauty lies inside the software that’s installed on it.
During the event, Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, believes the new innovative technology will greatly impact the remote training, manufacturing, and healthcare industries.
Microsoft launched the first version of HoloLens back in 2016. Featuring a visor with a vertical field of view, hand and eye tracking, all of which streamlines the interaction with holograms, the new version aims to push the boundaries of what we can achieve with the help of technology. Reportedly, HoloLens 2 will become available in the second half of 2019. However, at this point in time, it’s unknown whether Microsoft plans to release a version for the mainstream crowd.
Certain sources suggest that the new HoloLens will run on a variant of Microsoft Windows 10. The first version of the device had the optional capacity to connect to Microsoft Azure, but the newest version of the product was built on cloud connectivity from inception – a notable difference.
The former went for $1,500 upon launch, while the latter has a price tag of $3,500. Bear in mind that these are the prices for standalone versions of the product. If you prefer a subscription-based model, there are two subscription bundles to choose from.