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After leaks, Microsoft announces Xbox Series S

Microsoft has been hyping up the Xbox Series X for almost 6 months now. Originally revealed at The Game Awards (2019) event, Xbox Series X is being touted as the most powerful console, and they have the specs to back it up with it. Microsoft revealed more specs of Xbox Series X. There was a controller leak of the Series S, which shows the same controller, but with a white matte finish, but on the box, it shows when retailers can sell it or display it: November 3rd. This morning, there was a leak of Xbox Series S, but then, Microsoft said “Okay, the leaks are out there now. Let’s just announce it.” And so, in a tweet, Microsoft announced Xbox Series S with the image of the console. Shortly thereafter, Microsoft released the trailer for Xbox Series S…

Microsoft has not revealed the full specs of Xbox Series S, but they did announce two very important information: Xbox Series S will release November 10, 2020 with a price tag of… $299. At this time, Microsoft has not announced the Xbox Series X’s release, but we can assume it’ll be out the same week or month. Microsoft also did not announce the price tag for Xbox Series X, but we can assume it’s going to be around $500 with the specs it’s going for…

CPU8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size360.45 mm2
Process7nm Enhanced
Memory16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320b bus
Memory Bandwidth10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External StorageUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

We’ll know more information as Microsoft announces them.