Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019

After years of waiting, the second generation headset is almost here
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Microsoft has dropped its biggest hint yet that the HoloLens 2 is ready for launch, with the company releasing a teaser video indicating Barcelona's MWC 2019 will mark the arrival of the new augmented reality headset.

There's no official word that the device danced around in the 42-second video will indeed be called the HoloLens 2, or that it even operates in the same realm as the original, though the fact it was posted by HoloLens creator Alex Kipman does give a strong suggestion.

Read next: Everything you need to know about augmented reality

As we can see below, there's little else to go off, besides some fibres melding with what appears to be a processor. However, we won't have to wait long for some answers, as the teaser ends with 'Barcelona' flashing in letters and '24-02-19', the date of the Redmond company's MWC press event.

What exactly are we expecting when Microsoft does pull back the curtain in Barcelona? Well, since the original HoloLens launched back in 2016, there's been plenty of time to speculate on what a future iteration could hold.

Two of the most obvious areas for improvement are the device's field of view and its relatively chunky design, though whether it decides to continue down its current route of pushing the headset in education, industry and the developer scene is perhaps just as intriguing.

Whatever Microsoft has planned, Wareable will be on hand at MWC 2019 to report on all the details - stay tuned.

Microsoft teases HoloLens 2 arrival ahead of MWC 2019


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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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