Microsoft has been one of the biggest names in the world of technology. While the company has constantly been known for their work in the software markets. However, one of their most underappreciated territories is the world of gaming and the XBOX Consoles. The company has recently announced a major updated variant of the XBOX One device – the XBOX One S. The One S now comes out into the markets with several new improvements, here’s a look at all of them:
- A new and improved design: The XBOX One S features a 40% reduction in bulk compared to the XBOX One. It also comes out into the markets with a vertical stand in the box. The device is now much more slimmer, and gives a better competition to the PS4.
- Removal of the Power Brick: The XBOX One was a massive device in itself, and it also contained an internal power brick, which added to the bulk. However, with the new and improved variant coming out, the power brick has been removed, and it now depends on the internal power supply.
- Improved Storage: The XBOX One S comes out into the markets with an internal storage of up to 2TB, which is double the capacity of the previous version of the XBOX, and the PS4 as well, as both the devices offer a maximum of 1TB of storage space.
- 4K, HDR: This new and improved XBOX variant now features support for a 4K Resolution (3,820×2,160) and HDR. However, the 4K resolution is only for videos, and not for games at the moment. The colors are expected to be more vibrant and the darker shades are expected to be more darker with a better HDR technology.
- 4K Blu-Ray Support: Not just would the new XBOX One S be able to play streaming videos at a 4K resolution, but also would it be able to play the 4K Blu-Ray discs as well. In the past there have been blu-ray players which cost nearly the same as the XBOX. However, this is a major step up for the console.
- Control other devices with IR Blaster: With the Kinect having been unpaired from the XBOX One long ago, the price of the XBOX One fell by $150. However, there is one feature of the Kinect that has been built into the new age XBOX devices – an IR Blaster in the remotes. Users can now control other devices such as a TV and a Cable Box with the help of an XBOX controller similar to a remote.
- Updated Controller: Talking about the controller, the XBOX One S brings several changes to the same, as a new texture grip and a better range have been added to the device. In addition to Xbox’s proprietary wireless control scheme, Microsoft has also integrated Bluetooth wireless support with this one. Users would now be able to connect these controllers with Bluetooth enabled PCs and tablets.