HoloLens 2 is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft. They officially announced the HoloLens 2 Development Edition on 2 May 2019.
Microsoft HoloLens 2 is a nice hardware upgrade with more comfort for front-line workers, but the real benefits will come from the Azure services and developer kits that go with the augmented reality headset.

Tim McDonough says “Pairing HoloLens 2 with Unity’s real-time 3D development platform enables businesses to accelerate innovation, create immersive experiences, and engage with industrial customers in more interactive ways,” and Microsoft also announced that Unreal Engine 4 support for HoloLens 2 will become available by the end of May.

The Development Edition, which will retail for $3,500 to own outright or on a $99 per month installment plan, doesn’t feature any special hardware. Instead, it comes with $500 in Azure credits and three-month trials of Unity Pro and the Unity PiXYZ plugin for bringing engineering renderings into Unity.

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HoloLens 2 full Specifications:


  • Optics: See-through holographic lenses
  • (waveguides)Resolution: 2k 3:2 light engines
  • Holographic Density: >2.5k radiants (light points per radian)
  • Eye-based Rendering: Display optimization for 3D eye position
  • Sensors & Audio

Depth: Azure Kinect sensor

  • IMU: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Camera: 8MP stills, 1080p30 video
  • Microphone Array: 5 channels
  • Speakers: Built-in, Spatial Audio

Human Understanding

  • Hand Tracking: Two-handed fully articulated model, direct manipulation
  • Eye Tracking: Real-time tracking
  • Voice: Command and control on-device, Natural
  • Language with internet connectivity

Environmental Understanding

  • 6DoF Tracking: World-scale positional tracking
  • Spatial Mapping: Real-time environment mesh
  • Mixed Reality Capture: Mixed hologram and physical environment photos and videos

Compute & Connectivity

  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform
  • HPU: 2nd Generation Custom-built Holographic Processing Unit
  • WiFi: 802.11ac 2×2
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • USB: USB Type-C


  • Battery Life: 2-3 hours of active use
  • Charging: USB Power Delivery – Fast Charging
  • Thermals: Passively Cooled


  • Single size fits over glasses, size using the adjustment dial


  • Windows Holographic OS
  • Edge
  • Remote Assist
  • Layout
  • Guides
  • 3D Viewer
  • OneDrive for Business


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