Microsoft is organizing a press conference at the Mobile World Congress next month and it looks like we will get some details about HoloLens 2. The software giant will hold its event on Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 pm CET Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, Technical Assistant Alex Kipman and CVP Julia White, will be present. Cipman's name indicates that this is likely to be the HoloLens 2 event, given its close involvement in this project.
Microsoft has typically avoided the Mobile World Congress in recent years after killing Windows Phone. The company has held annual press conferences for Mobile World Congress Windows Mobile and Windows Phone updates, along with mobile announcements. This is an unusual return to Barcelona for Microsoft.
Microsoft has been working on its next generation HoloLens headphones for years. Codenamed Sydney, headphones are expected to include an improved field of view and be much lighter and more comfortable to wear. HoloLens 2 will include the latest generation of Kinect Sensor from Microsoft and the usual AI chip to improve performance. It is also said that Microsoft is using Qualcomm 's Snapdragon 850 inside HoloLens 2, making it an ARM – powered device. Julia White is managing product management of Microsoft's cloud platform, including Azure, so we're likely to hear more about the company's cloud plans for 2019. for a larger coverage on February 24th.