Microsoft has been working on the second generation of its HoloLens headset and it appears that the company is ready to make some details public. It has sent invites to the press for an event at the Mobile World Congress 2019 next month where it may talk about the headset.
The second-generation of its HoloLens headset is said to feature an improved field of view aside from being a lot lighter and thus more comfortable to view. Microsoft’s latest Kinect sensor will also be present onboard in addition to a custom AI chip for better performance.
The event is going to take place on Sunday, February 24th at 5 PM CET. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be opening the proceedings and he will be joined by Technical Fellow Alex Kipman. Kipman’s name on the invite stands out as he has been closely associated with the HoloLens 2 project. This gives a big hint that the event could be about the HoloLens 2.
It’s interesting to note that Microsoft has chosen to conduct this event at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona next month. It has essentially shunned the event in recent years after Windows Phone met its demise. It did conduct annual press events for Windows Phone and Windows Mobile back when they were still a thing at MWC.