The Quest Pro headset’s replacements are currently expected to be developed by Meta. According to the OEM, they are furnished with specialized microOLED displays from LG Display, a top provider. Industry insiders claim that SK Hynix may also provide parts to these next-generation VR headset components.
Although Meta may have lost a whopping US$13.72 billion on its Reality Labs project in 2022, the former social media juggernaut is keen to stick with its virtual reality (VR) pivot by producing subsequent iterations of the Quest headgear.
Photo Credit: Mashable
The Elec claims that this is the case because Mark Zuckerberg’s OEM plans to collaborate with LG Display and SK Hynix to create its own microOLED screens for the aforementioned devices. In order to accomplish this, the latter would have a South Korean factory in Icheon build the underlying chips per Meta’s request.
Then, the LG OLED that is becoming more and more associated with VR would be layered over them. The Qualcomm CPU that Meta will enhance for headsets may in fact work well with the resulting custom binocular displays.
To date, the OEM is claimed to have signed a deal with LG Display to move forward with this strategy, although SK Hynix has not yet committed to the aforementioned arrangement.