Since Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had to use a rendering that didn’t represent the final design of the Xbox Series X during a presentation at CES 2020, the back panel and ports have been a topic of rumors on the internet.
However, some images that appear to be from a prototype design have now been posted on Twitter (via NeoGAF, The Verge, and Thurrott) that finally reveals the ports expected to be available on the Xbox Series X console.
— Doug – XBOX SERIES X (@Doug_DragoX) January 22, 2020
According to the images, the console includes two USB-A ports in the back and one in the front, one HDMI out port (but no more HDMI in), Ethernet port, one optical audio port, and power input.
You’ll also notice a rectangular port, but this isn’t a SD Card reader, it’s a diagnostics port, which could indicate that this could be a developer unit.
The console also has a label that reads “Xbox Product Name Placeholder.”
In addition to the back ports, the image also shows two vents in the back, which are for air intake to cool the components the blower fan located at the top of the device.
While these images give us a closer look at the device, even if they’re real, it doesn’t mean that they are from the final design. We’re months away from the launch of the Xbox Series X console, and Microsoft could always tweak and change the design.