The E3 convention has started but prior to this event, there are a lot of rumors already circulating on the internet about a slimmer version of the Xbox One console.
In fact, 2 days before the event, there are already pictures that have been leaked over the internet about the supposed appearance of the game console.
Finally, the rumors are now confirmed and that the Xbox One slim has finally been revealed. Actually, the real name of the game console is “Xbox One S”.
So, what are the official specifications of the game console? We will talk about everything that this game console has in this article.
The new Xbox One S game console comes in with a 40% slimmer build compared to the Xbox One. That means that it’s not only very portable but it can also be put down vertically without any worries that the game console would fall.
I love the fact that it also comes in white as the white variant looks cleaner and it really looks premium. Don’t worry, the game console will also come in black as well.
Now, it is not only the form factor that has been changed on the game console but there are also certain aspects that have changed as well.
The Xbox One S comes with a hefty 2TB hard drive. This is because you will need this storage capacity in the future. Obviously, this will entail higher retail costs so the people at Microsoft is kind enough to sell a 500GB version and a 1TB version as well.
Prior to the E3 conference, a lot of people speculated that this new Xbox One game console will have 4K resolution support, and they’re not wrong.
The Xbox One S comes with full 4K resolution support but there is still no news if it’s going to run at 30 or 60 fps. Since this is a game console, chances are high that it will run only on 30 FPS but that still remains to be seen.
The next on the specifications sheet is that the upcoming game console supports High dynamic range. What this means is that the game console is capable of delivering high-quality images. This also means that if you’re viewing media content on the game console, you will be greeted by stunning visuals across the board.
Now, there seems to be a lot of confusion about the next specification I am going to talk about. You see, on the spec sheet, Microsoft posted that the Xbox One S will have a “Streamlined Controller”. Fans of the Xbox One game console are still questioning what this means.
Do they meant “streamlined” to be ergonomically streamlined or does it mean that it will have an impeccable wireless performance? Again, that remains to be seen once the game console hits the market.
And finally, the Xbox One S will come with a dedicated vertical stand. There are pictures in the event that showcased the game console in a vertical position and I am quite impressed.
As to the pricing, we will have to wait for future announcements. But man, all the Xbox One S hype is real. We will have to wait and see if Microsoft decides to drop more information about the upcoming game console.