Images of Microsoft's next-gen HoloLens leak ahead of launch

Microsoft is holding an event at Mobile World Congress tomorrow, where speakers will include Alex Kipman, CEO Satya Nadella, and Julie White. Alex Kipman is known for his work on HoloLens, and with rumors swirling about a new HoloLens, it seems natural that tomorrow's event will be where it's unveiled.

But if you're wondering what it will look like, there's good news, as renowned Microsoft leakster WalkingCat has come across some images of the new untethered holographic PC.


As you can see, it's a smaller design than the first iteration. It remains untethered, which was always a big selling point of HoloLens.

We can also see from the images that, as has been rumored for some time, that the next HoloLens will be marketed for businesses. The original HoloLens saw demos for games like Project X-Ray, and if these images are any indication, gaming won't be talked about at tomorrow's event. This also seems likely since CVP of Azure Julie White will be there, rather than someone like Xbox chief Phil Spencer.

Other things that we're expecting from the next HoloLens is a Snapdragon 850 chipset, which we originally reported back in December. Microsoft has also confirmed that it will include a next-generation Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) with an AI coprocessor, along with the new sensors found in Project Kinect for Azure.

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