Microsoft introduces the slimmer ‘Xbox One S’, available in August

The slimmer Xbox One S revealed, it's a 40 percent smaller console with 2TB HDD, 4K video playback, and it stands vertically.

At E3 2016, Microsoft announces the slimmer version of Xbox One. OK, you’re probably not surprised as a few images leaked earlier this past weekend giving us a first look at the console, but now it’s official.

It’s new game console carries the “Xbox One S” name, and it features 4K video support, but don’t get too excited, as the new high-resolution support only applies to the video playback, not gaming. This means that with new console, you will be able to stream and play 4K content natively from Netflix and Amazon Video, and Blu-ray movies in your fancy flat-screen television.

The console also includes support for HDR sets.

As expected, the Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller, and it includes a base to stand it vertically to better use the space on your media center or office.

It’s now confirmed that Microsoft has finally built the power supply inside the console, so no more power brick laying around piling dust.

The console expands the storage capacity to 2TB to keep your game library growing before you have to buy an external hard drive.

In addition, the console now includes a USB port in the front and IR Blast sensor. The Xbox One S also drops the Kinect port. Now moving forward, the company will offer a USB adapter to connect the camera into the new console.

A new white controller will be bundled with the slim version of the console, which features new grips, larger range, and Bluetooth.

The Microsoft Xbox One S will cost $299, and it will be available in August.

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