Regarding Microsoft Xbox series S and Xbox series X, Microsoft’s confirmation of the cheaper next-gen option is likely to be soon. There have been rumours about the release of Xbox series S along with Xbox series X which later Microsoft had made it official in December 2019. Now, Microsoft has officially announced about Series S.
After the initial leak of Microsoft Xbox series console late Monday by Brad Sams on Twitter and by Walking Cat, Microsoft has gone on the record to confirm the release of Xbox S alongside its forthcoming Xbox X. In a tweet, Microsoft claims that Xbox series S offers next-Gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever. However, Microsoft did not confirm the specifications and performance of the consoles from the trailer.
Price of Xbox series S and Xbox series X!
The original Xbox’s account on Twitter tweeted an image of series S with an estimated retail price for the new version of the console to be $299, in the United States, which happened to be the listed price leaked previously. In the United Kingdom, it will cost £299. The cost of Xbox series X is $499, in the United States.
On September 7, 2019, an image Of Xbox S was surfaced on the Internet which was in the shape of a small rectangle with no disc drive. The image shown above gives a better look at the Xbox than the picture which was leaked previously. The picture shows a slender look and confirms the lack of a disk drive. There are a power button, USB port and the sync button for the controller on the front side.
However, a video about Xbox S has made its way online, which revealed quite some information about the system. Walking Cat leaked a trailer video on Xbox S in which it is seen that the console is 60% smaller than its forthcoming Xbox X. It comes with a custom high speed 512 GB NVMe SSD for fast load times and instant game-switching, with performance offering up to 1440p resolution at 120 FPS, and 4K upscaling and also has DirectX Ray tracing.
Features of Xbox series S:
Some of the leaked features of Xbox S series are:
- All digital
- 4K upscaling for games
- 4K streaming media playback
- Custom 512 GB SSD
- 1440 P resolution up to 120 fps
- DirectX Ray tracing
- Variable rate shading
- Variable refresh rate
- Ultra-low latency
Microsoft did not share any information regarding the availability or pre-orders of Xbox S. According to The Verge, Xbox series S is designed to play next-gen games in a smaller and cheaper package. Also, it comes with less GPU power and low-resolution power compared to X series. Microsoft
Microsoft has not officially confirmed a release date for Xbox series S. Nevertheless, Windows Central reports that the launch date for both the consoles Xbox series S and X is on November 10th.