The scant details that are provided with the leaked images confirm what we’ve heard in our previous reporting on the console: it’s roughly 40 percent smaller than the current Xbox One and it comes with a 2TB hard drive. In addition, the Xbox One S supports 4K Ultra HD video and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content along with a more streamlined wireless controller design. Microsoft is even tossing in a stand if you want to mount the Xbox One S upright (the current Xbox One is only designed to sit horizontally).
The Xbox One S will officially be rolled out tomorrow at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, and we should learn a whole lot more about the console along with its official pricing at that time. And perhaps we’ll also get to hear some details about the more powerful “Scorpio” version of the Xbox One that is due out in late 2017. Scorpio reportedly has targeted peak performance of 6 teraflops, compared to just 1.32 teraflops for the Xbox One and 1.84 teraflops for the PlayStation 4.
Other product unveils reportedly on tap for tomorrow include two media streamers that will carry Xbox branding. One will supposedly be similar in concept to Roku Streaming Stick and Amazon Fire TV Stick, while the second device will allow you to stream Xbox One games and play games from the Windows Store.