Meta Quest 3 release date, price, and specs

The Meta Quest 3 has finally been revealed, and we've got all the official details on the release date window, price, and specs of the VR headset.

The Meta Quest 3 VR headset against an orange background

When is the Meta Quest 3 release date? The Meta Quest 3 is almost here, with Meta itself revealing practically everything you would want to know about the VR headset. To save you from combing through livestreams and blogs, we’ve put together everything you need to know about Quest 3, including its release date window, price, and specs.

The Meta Quest 3 is hoping to bring home the gold in the race for the title of best VR headset, carrying forward the momentum and popularity generated by its predecessor. Whether lightning can strike twice on this occasion remains to be seen, but there’s already a lot to be excited about with this device.

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When is the Meta Quest 3 release date?

The Meta Quest 3 will be available to purchase from October 10, 2023. You can already pre-order the 128GB and 512GB models, directly from Meta and select retail partners including Best Buy and Newegg.

Meta revealed its plans to launch the Quest 3 on October 10 during its Meta Connect 2023 event, on September 27. This release date comes just three days shy of the three-year anniversary of the Quest 2’s debut.

The Meta Quest 3 VR headset, against a sky-blue background

What is the Meta Quest 3 price?

The Meta Quest 3 price starts at $499.99 / £479.99 with 128GB of storage, with an additional 512GB model available for $649.99 / £619.99.

This price point leaves the Quest 3 costing $100 more than that its predecessor did at launch, for the same amount of storage. However, it is considerably cheaper than the Quest Pro, to the tune of $500, despite being more powerful.

A render of the Snapdragon APU that powers the Meta Quest 3 VR headset

What are the Meta Quest 3 specs?

The Meta Quest 3 specs include the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 CPU, providing the headset with “double” the GPU processing power versus Quest 2. It also features thinner and higher resolution lenses as part of its ‘4K+ Infinite Display’ for a sharper, more immersive experience.

Meta Quest 3 specs
CPU Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2
Display 2064×2208 (per eye)
Refresh Rate 90Hz / 120Hz (experimental)
FOV 110° horizontal / 96° vertical
Battery Up to 3 hours
Weight 515g
Storage 128GB / 512GB

Suffice to say, the Meta Quest 3 improves on the capabilities of the Quest 2 in just about every way. We’ll have deeper insights into the headset come our Meta Quest 3 review, so stay tuned.