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Microsoft HoloLens is one of the most anticipated products by the Windows maker. After rumors that the company is working on a second generation HoloLens, many expected that the product would be unveiled at CES 2019, but the tech event came and went without it.

Now, Microsoft has sent out invites for a press event that will be held on February 24th during MWC 2019, as reported by The Verge. Interestingly, the executives that will be the key speakers at the event include Satya Nadella, Julia White and Alex Kipman. Kipman is the brain behind HoloLens which indicates that we might finally get to see HoloLens 2 next months.

For the uninitiated, HoloLens is a mixed reality smartglass that offers an amazing AR experience to users. The second generation MR Smartglasses by Microsoft is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 850, instead of an Intel chip which was used in the original HoloLens.

In addition to the change in the chip, HoloLens 2 is also rumored to be launched with improved field of view, a custom AI Chip and the latest generation of Kinect sensor.

First-generation HoloLens was released as a development edition in 2016 and costs $3,000. An Enterprise edition was released a year later and can be purchased for $5,000.

These speculations are purely based on Kipman’s presence in the event, and there is no word from the Redmond about it as of now.

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