VGleaks has revealed the the Kinect 2.0 specifications.It seems the upcoming Kinect is far better than the present one.
It will come with Durango sensor which has multiple advantages over the xbox 360 kinect sensor,like:-
Increased Field of view-it will accommodate up to six players.
Color stream is full HD :More resolution and a far better picture quality.
Depth sensor is more precise.
IR Stream will allow to keep video and audio streaming perfect ignoring whether the room is well illuminated or not.
Not only the above there are more features like-sensor data stream registration,skeleton tracking etc etc.
Sensor Characteristics Summary vs Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor
|Feature||Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor||Durango Sensor|
|Field of View (FOV)||57.5˚ horizontal by 43.5˚ vertical||70˚ horizontal by 60˚ vertical|
|Resolvable Depth||0.8 m -> 4.0 m||0.8 m -> 4.0 m|
|Color Stream||640 x 480 x 24 bpp 4:3 RGB @ 30fps640 x 480 x 16 bpp 4:3 YUV @ 15fps||1920 x 1080 x 16 bpp 16:9 YUY2 @ 30 fps|
|Depth Stream||320 x 240 16 bpp, 13-bit depth||512 x 424 x 16 bpp, 13-bit depth|
|Infrared (IR) Stream||No IR stream||512 x 424, 11-bit dynamic range|
|Registration||Color <-> depth||Color <-> depth and active IR|
|Audio Capture||4-mic array returning 48 Hz audio||4-mic array returning 48K Hz audio|
|Data Path||USB 2.0||USB 3.0|
|Latency||~90 ms with processing||~60 ms with processing|
|Tilt Motor||Vertical only||No tilt motor|