Last week, the CEO of Magic Leap, Peggy Johnson spoke at the conference on Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to talk a little bit about his work as the new leader of the company. About AR headset is the second generation of Magic Leap was a little bit of information, however, the company also announced that the device focused on the enterprise, scheduled for release in late 2021, with a few notable improvements.
Johnson did not say directly on the headset next company on the scene of the FII, but a slide was shown, promising that the early access window will appear in the fourth quarter of 2021.
The company claims that its headset is the second generation would be “50% smaller, 20% lighter and have a 100% greater field of view.”
If you look at the headset itself is Magic Leap of the first generation, excluding the computing unit, version 2018 weighs 316 g, which is approximately 250 g. the device’s second generation.
As for FOV, Magic Leap 1 has an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and the estimated horizontal FOV of 40 degrees, a vertical FOV of 30 degrees and a diagonal FOV of 50 degrees. It is unknown what aspect ratio will have the following Magic Leap headset or how the company will effectively promote your “100% larger” angle in the future.
Here it is highly likely that the company is talking about 100% increase of the total surface area, not the 100 percent increase of each specification.
Note : in order to increase the performance of all the submitted FOV at 100 percent, the surface area should be increased by four times, which is a daunting task.
This is a modest update, but the company may not be able to abandon it if it is offered at a competitive price compared to Microsoft HoloLens 2, its biggest competitor in the field of corporate AR headsets.