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Microsoft introduces HoloLens 2 developer edition

San Francisco: Microsoft has unveiled a developer edition of its Mixed Reality (MR) headset HoloLens 2.

Priced at $3,500, the device will have software support for the "Unreal Engine 4 SDK (software development kit)", The Verge reported on Thursday.

The kit will include the HoloLens 2 hardware and Azure credits alongside free trials of Unity Pro and Unity PiXYZ Plugin for CAD data.

Microsoft still hasn't announced a commercial release date for the HoloLens 2.

The company showcased the device in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The HoloLens 2 has a field of view that's more than double of the first-generation HoloLens. The device is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 850.

HoloLens 2 contains eye-tracking sensors that make interacting with holograms even more natural.

The new dial-in fit system makes the headset comfortable to wear for longer periods.

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