If you thought your MacBook Pro had an incredible screen, wait until you try Apple’s AR mixed reality headset for the first time. According to a new leak, the headset will have a large display that puts a 1.4-inch 4K screen in front of each eye.
Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants and a trusted source of display technology information, says he has received the final display specifications for the AR headset launching next week:
1.41-inch Micro OLED (measured diagonally) 4,000ppi More than 5,000 nits of brightness
For reference, the PlayStation VR2 headset has a pair of 2000×2040 displays with a ppi of around 850. The latest HoloLens had a maximum brightness of 500 nits. Also, none of the current devices on the market use Micro OLED, which has higher brightness and black levels than mini LEDs. Presumably, the headset display will also support ProMotion with a refresh rate of 120Hz or higher. To put it mildly, those are crazy specs.
Considering this is just one aspect of the headset and is a high-end part, the reports of a $3,000 price tag are likely accurate. Apple is clearly not sparing any expense with the first generation of Reality Pro headset.