Meta Connect 2023 is over and Quest 3 is finally available for pre-order

Emre Çitak
Sep 28, 2023

Meta's annual hardware event, Meta Connect 2023, left tech lovers buzzing with excitement as the company revealed a host of innovative products.

The star of this year's show was undoubtedly the high-end Quest 3 headset, promising a leap forward in virtual reality technology.

Here's a closer look at the key announcements from the Meta Connect 2023 and if you want to watch the whole event, check out the video below.

Meta Connect 2023 recap

Meta Connect 2023, led by Meta's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, introduced many innovations. For those who missed the event, here is everything that was announced and introduced at Meta Connect 2023:

  • Quest 3
  • Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses
  • Meta AI

Quest 3: A VR revolution

Meta had previously teased the Quest 3 earlier this year, but at Meta Connect 2023, they pulled back the curtain to reveal its full glory. The Quest 3 is powered by Qualcomm's advanced Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset and boasts a substantial 8GB of RAM. What sets it apart is the "passthrough" feature, allowing users to seamlessly view their actual surroundings, reducing the sense of isolation and enhancing the realism of the virtual world. This feature can be easily activated by double-tapping any area of the headset.

The Quest 3's standout feature is its 4k+ "Infinite Display" with two displays, each boasting a resolution of 2064 × 2208 per eye. This configuration delivers a remarkable 30 percent enhancement in visual resolution compared to its predecessor, the Quest 2. With 25 pixels per degree and 1,218 pixels per inch, it's the best resolution in the Quest lineup.

The Quest 3 is priced at $499.99 for the 128GB version and $649.99 for the 512GB model, both available for pre-order on the official Meta Quest website.

Meta Connect 2023 recap
Meta Connect 2023 recap - Image courtesy of Meta

Here is a summary of Meta Quest 3's specs:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chipset
  • RAM: 8GB for smooth performance and multitasking
  • Display: 4k+ "Infinite Display" with two screens (2064 × 2208 per eye)
  • Resolution: 25 pixels per degree, 1,218 pixels per inch
  • Storage options: Available in 128GB and 512GB versions

Fashion meets tech with Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses

Meta also unveiled the new Ray-Ban smart glasses in collaboration with EssilorLuxottica.

These smart glasses, available for pre-order, come with improved audio and cameras, offering users over 150 different custom frame and lens combinations, each altering their prices.

They are not only stylish but also lighter and more comfortable, marking a significant step in integrating technology seamlessly into everyday fashion.

Meta Connect 2023 recap
Meta Connect 2023 recap - Image courtesy of Meta

Meta AI: The future of interaction

Beyond hardware, Meta Connect 2023 showcased Meta's commitment to artificial intelligence. The company introduced Meta AI, a versatile AI assistant that can be used across Meta platforms, including the Quest 3 and Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.

Additionally, Meta unveiled Emu, an image-generation AI capable of transforming text descriptions into realistic images and videos.

With the promise of new features like "Restyle" and "Backdrop" coming soon to Instagram, which utilizes Emu's technology, Meta Connect 2023 demonstrated Meta's vision for a future where AI and immersive technology set the standarts for the way we interact with the digital world.


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