17 January 2019
Microsoft is holding an event at the upcoming MWC 2019 event where it’s likely to unveil some new hardware. The event will happen on February 24 and the first teaser on what’s likely has appeared. Alex Kipman who’s behind the engineering of the HoloLens uploaded this video on YouTube and later on published on Twitter.
The video doesn’t reveal what’s actually coming and it looks more like a cryptic video. But uploaded on Kipman’s YouTube channel does reflect that something related to Mixed Reality is coming. It could be the much speculated HoloLens 2 or some other major advancements regarding the (Windows Mixed Reality) platform.
It appears that the video showcases a processor chip that could be thought of the custom AI chip which will empower the new HoloLens. The other part of the video appears to highlight a mesh encapsulating the wire.
The AI chip is considered to be a customized version of the company’s Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) and is claimed to be a one-of-a-kind chip for mobile devices.
Some rumors convey that the HoloLens 2 is going to be powered by a Qualcomm-made processor and will sport a ToF sensor for better depth assessment as well as a wider field of view. But these are just the rumors and better take them with a pinch of salt.
Microsoft is also expected to bring some Surface products at the event. So stay tuned as we are still far from the event.