After 3 years of launch, the Xbox One is finally getting not just a console redesign but also a few improvements. Microsoft just announced a slimmer and 40 Percent Smaller Console, called the Xbox One S. Xbox One S is a revised version of the original Xbox One hardware with a streamlined form factor. The cool feature about the Xbox One S is 4K support. Although this doesn’t mean you’ll be able to play games in high-res, but if you have TV that supports 4K you’ll get options to watch content at 4K, additionally it supports high-dynamic-range (HDR).
Additionally Xbox One S will no longer requires an external power supply “brick” but will feature an internal power supply. Also rather than the the proprietary port used to attach the Kinect sensor, Xbox One S features a USB adapter for use instead, this will be provided at no extra charge to existing Kinect owners.
Here are all the relevant specs of the Xbox One S
|Xbox One S||Xbox One|
|Price||starting at $299||starting at $299 (originally $499)|
|Dimensions||40% smaller than Xbox One||333 x 274 x 79mm (13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 inches)|
|Weight||Yet to be confirmed||3.2kg (7.05 pounds)|
|Output resolution||720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR)||720p, 1080p|
|GPU||Yet to be confirmed||AMD Radeon GCN, 853 MHz|
|CPU||Yet to be confirmed||AMD Jaguar APU, 1.75 GHz 8-core (2 quad-core modules)|
|RAM||Yet to be confirmed||8GB|
|Internal storage||500GB / 1TB / 2TB||500GB / 1TB|
|Physical media||4K Blu-ray, DVD||Blu-ray, DVD|
|WiFi||Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n||Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Wired network||10/100/1000 Ethernet||10/100/1000 Ethernet|
|Ports||HDMI, USB 3.0, IR blaster||HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, Kinect port|
|Controller||Tweaked wireless controller featuring Bluetooth support||Xbox One wireless controller|
Some of the details such as; GPU, CPU, RAM, WIFI, Wired network are yet to be confirmed, we will update these fields as soon as we get a hold on the information. Xbox One S is set to launch this August. The “launch edition” is a 2TB version priced at $399, followed by a 500GB version at $299 500GB and a 1TB version at $349. Here you can pre-order on Amazon.
So? are you getting an Xbox One S soon?
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