Xbox Series S is the next-gen console by Microsoft that is a scaled-down version of the Xbox Series X. It is Xbox’s smallest console yet and is almost 60% smaller than the Series X.
So far, only a white version of the console is shown but it has all the next-gen capabilities. The console may not be as powerful as the Series X but can run all the next-gen games seamlessly.
While the Series S is comparable in basic hardware to Series X, it lacks the Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive, the raw processing power, and some specs of the high-end variant. The other difference between both of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles is the price point.
Xbox Series S Specifications
|Resolution||1440p @ 60fps, up to 120fps|
|CPU||Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz (3.4GHz with SMT)|
|GPU||Custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU 20 CUs @ 1.565GHz|
|4 teraflops GPU power|
|RAM||10GB GDDR6 RAM|
|Memory bandwidth||8 GB at 224GB/s, 2 GB at 56GB/s|
|Storage||512GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD|
|External storage||1 TB expansion card, support for USB HDD|
|I/O throughput||2.4 GB/s (raw), 4.8 GB/s (compressed)|
|Dimensions||151 × 65 × 275 mm (5.9 × 2.6 × 11 inches)|
|Weight||1.93kg (4.25 pounds)|
Xbox Series S Price
The Series S console’s price was revealed by Microsoft without a special event. The console is priced at $299/£249/€299/A$499. which makes it an extremely affordable next-gen option.
Xbox Series S Expandable storage
Exactly like the Series X, the Series S will also have expandable storage. It will use the same proprietary expandable storage chip by Seagate. Moreover, the Series S will require an expandable drive considering it only has 500Gb of space available. The 1 TB expandable storage drive costs $219.99
Xbox Series S Backwards Compatibility
Just like the Series X, the Series S console will also be backwards compatible. It can run up to 3 generations of Xbox games which is extremely cool.
The Smart Delivery service will play a major role in helping users upgrade to the best version of the game on their Series S without any hassle.
To play a backwards-compatible game, insert the disc or search your library and select the game you want to play.
Xbox Series S Release Date
The Series S console will launch alongside the Series X on November 10, worldwide.