Xbox One S: What can we expect

It’s only almost a week remaining before the public release of the latest console from Microsoft called the Xbox One S. While everybody is waiting for the console to arrive in the market, let’s see and check what can we expect with the upcoming console.

Xbox One S

It is expected that the latest console will be officially released on August 2 this year as confirmed by Microsoft. When it comes to the aesthetic design, the Xbox One S is claimed to be 40 percent smaller than its predecessor the Xbox One. It now has its integrated power supply which gives owners the freedom from the power brick that comes along with the older members of Xbox family. Another feature is the High Dynamic Range (HDR) support which makes the graphics more detailed and much closer to real life. This is primarily because the older HDMI 1.4 has been upgraded to HDMI 2.0 on Xbox One S.

The console now supports 4K, UHD and Blu-ray but take note that these are only for video or movies and not for games. Contrary to the early reports, the console will have one controller on its package once sold in stores. It will be available in three package variations having the limited edition 2TB launch edition model, 1TB model and the entry level 500GB model. It now has IR Blaster and controller connection button.

The controller has also been revamped and receives additional features. When it comes to the form factor, the new Xbox One S controller is now textured on the back side to gives users a better grip. In addition to wireless connectivity, the control now has Bluetooth for wider range and presumably support for Bluetooth accessory like headsets and of course more compatibility on your PC.

The Xbox One S will have a starting price of $299 for the 500GB edition, $349 for the 1TB edition and $399 for the limited 2TB launch edition. The 2TB launch edition console will be available at first in the regions of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and United States. You can have your pre-order by visiting the Xbox.com website.