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Xbox One S to officially launch on August 2nd

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Jul 2016 9:56

Xbox One S to officially launch on August 2nd

Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming slimmed-down console, the Xbox One S, will officially launch on August 2nd alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition OS.
The new console is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and now comes in the "robot white" color scheme. On the outside, the Xbox One S has lost the gigantic power brick of its predecessor and will come with the option to buy a vertical stand.

On the inside, Microsoft has upgraded the raw processing power of the console, adding 4K video support (including 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays), HDR support for gaming and video and a built-in IR blaster. Aesthetically, the USB ports have been moved to a more convenient spot up front, along with the controller pairing button.

"The Xbox One S for us was a realization that first, we want to make a smaller Xbox, but there was also some capability that we saw growing out in the market around HDR and 4K video,"
Xbox head Phil Spencer said last month. "So we said, if we're going to do an upgrade to our console, let's go ahead and embrace some of the technologies that are coming and make those part of our core SKU."



In addition, the console comes with a modified controller that has textured grips and the addition of Bluetooth.

The 500GB edition will sell for $299, 1TB for $349 and 2TB for $399. Amazon has all three editions available for pre-order now.

If you are outside of the U.S., the 2TB will launch in 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 and the UK on the same day.

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Microsoft

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