The Oculus Go standalone virtual reality headset recently passed through the FCC where two different model numbers have been exposed, each corresponding with a particular on-board storage configuration. Judging by the FCC application it would appear that the Oculus Go will be available with 32GB as well as 64GB of on-board memory, and the previously-confirmed $199 official price tag will evidently correspond with the former variant.
The FCC application contains labels for both storage configurations and accordingly, the 32GB model is identified by the model number “MH-A32” whereas the 64GB variant is being referred to as the “MH-A64.” No other hardware details were revealed aside from the presence of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/n/ac connectivity, however according to previous reports the standalone Oculus Go should be equipped with a fast-switch LCD display bearing a resolution of 2560 x 1440, and be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset housing four Kryo CPU cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz. The chipset should provide 3DoF (three degrees of freedom) capabilities to the headset and should be able to handle mobile VR applications with relative ease. The Oculus Go headset is, of course, powered by the Android platform, however, as a standalone device, it doesn’t need to be synced with a smartphone. It’s an all-in-one solution that aims to bridge the gap between full-fledged VR HMDs like the Oculus Rift and mobile VR alternatives such as the Samsung Gear VR.
The Oculus Go was officially announced in October 2017 back when the company promised that it will begin shipping the product in early 2018. Nothing changed in this regard and the HMD is still expected to be released in the aforementioned timeframe. An exact launch date was not given, but seeing how the device has already dealt with the FCC formalities it looks like the first day of availability might be drawing near. It remains to be seen when exactly the Oculus Go will be ready for prime time, and exactly how pricier the model with 64GB of on-board memory will be compared to the 32GB entry-level alternative. In any case, both models seem to share the exact same characteristics save for the difference in storage, so in theory, there shouldn’t be much of a price-gap between the two.