Microsoft announces Xbox One S

Microsoft has announced the new Xbox One S at E3 today in Los Angeles. The new Xbox is a smaller version of the existing console with a new color and design.

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The new Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the old one and also does away with the bulky power brick which had received criticism for the size.  The latest console supports 4K video Output, support for 4K Blu-ray discs, and high dynamic range (HDR) imagery. The controller is also upgraded to have a texture at the back, extended range and adding support to Bluetooth in addition to the proprietary wireless technology.

Xbox head Phil Spencer said “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. 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.”

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There will be a limited edition with 2TB hard drive launched at the price of $399. It will then be followed by the launch of two standard editions, a 500GB edition for $299, and 1TB for $349.