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Microsoft announces the Xbox One S with 4k support

Xbox One Stand White Slim

The new gaming console can stand vertically

Microsoft is presenting today a new gaming console, named Xbox One S, that supports 4K output resolution, HDR, and includes 2TB of internal storage. Xbox One S has even leaked onto the Internet ahead of the press-conference. From the two images we can learn that the Xbox One S (‘S’ stands for Slim) is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One and there will be a white version.

Xbox One Slim

The new things in Xbox One S are the 4K resolution video support and the ability to stand vertically. Microsoft will reveal more details about the new console, including pricing and availability, today at the Xbox E3 media event. Windows Phone Area will update this article accordingly once the press-conference comes to an end.

Update: Xbox One S is now official. Microsoft revealed that the new console with a super-slim design would be available from $299 in early September 2016. Xbox One S will have three versions – from 500GB to 2TB. The console won’t include a Kinect port on the back, but it will support Kinect via an USB adapter. The controller has been updated too – it has a streamlined design, textured grip and better Bluetooth range. Xbox One S is already up for pre-orders via Microsoft Store and Amazon.

Microsoft also announced the Project Scorpio – a more powerful Xbox One with 4K support. Project Scoprio will be released in 2017 to rival Sony PlayStation.