The Xbox Series S is one of the two newest next-gen gaming consoles from Microsoft. It is equipped with AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA architecture and DirectX Raytracing which delivers true-to-life lighting, shadows, and accurate reflections to create dynamic living worlds.
Where to Buy Xbox Series S
Although, the Xbox Series S console offer a trimmed back experience compared to the Xbox Series X, this next-gen Microsoft’s all-digital console features up to 120 FPS, aiming at 1080p to 1440p resolution, 10GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage for faster loading and instant-on game resumption.
Xbox Series S Key Specs & Features
- 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GHz
- 4 TFLOPS, AMD RDNA 2 GPU
- 1440p Gaming resolution
- 10GB GDDR6 RAM, 128 bit-wide bus
- 512GB Custom NVME SSD – Expandable to 1TB
- Dolby Digital 5.1
- 802.11ac dual band
XBox Series S offers a more compact design. The design of the Xbox Series X essentially allows the system to function as a cooling tower for its powerful new CPU and GPU.
This gaming console measures a dimension of 6.5cm x 15.1cm x 27.5cm and weighs 4.25 lbs. It is futuristic and iconic and much more thinner than the Series X, which should make it easier to fit under many TVs. The new console can stand in a vertical orientation which means you can keep the console flat or vertically, depending on the space available.
Microsoft also explained the console’s ventilation, which can be seen at the top of the system tower and features bigger exhaust holes than previous consoles.
XBox Series S offers three USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port and the latest Bluetooth technology. The updated console now supports 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi.
Above all, the new Xbox Wireless Controller brings elegant design, refined comfort, and instant sharing to a familiar favorite.
The Xbox Series S is a processing beast, with an eight-core 3.6GHz custom AMD’s Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 architectures providing 4 teraflops of raw processing power. It supports ray tracing which delivers true-to-life lighting, shadows, and accurate reflections to create dynamic living worlds.
In addition, the console supports variable rate shading, variable refresh rate and ultra-low latency. It can also render up to 1440p gaming resolution at up to 120 frames per second, to offer sharpness, smoothness, or overall detail to any gaming experience.
Therefore, the Xbox Series S can stream 4K media and output both games and video at 4K resolution.
Furthermore, the console is incorporated with a Velocity Architecture powered by a custom 512GB SSD with support for the 1TB Seagate expansion SSD to works together with the innovative system on a chip (SOC) technology so as to provide gameplay up to 120FPS.
The 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for is plugged into the back of the console via the dedicated storage expansion port and replicates the console’s custom SSD experience, providing additional game storage at the same performance. Although. it is sold separately.
In addition, the XBox Series S supports HDR for richer colours and a more brilliant overall experience.
Xbox Series S games
The Xbox Series S will be disc-less just like the Sony PS5 Digital Edition, so you are only able to play digital versions of Xbox games, however, it has the same games at launch and after as the Xbox Series X. These are a few of the titles that are slated to release at launch:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Dirt 5
- Gears Tactics
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
However, with subscription to Xbox Game Pass you can access over 100 high-quality titles and thousands of current favorites, new releases. Therefore, you’ll be able to access a lot of Xbox games digitally whenever you want to.
XBox Series S Price and Availability
The Xbox Series S price starts at around $299. Xbox Series S price in Nigeria starts at around 320,000 Naira, which is the listing price in Konga right now. However, we expect price to be around 200,000 to 250,000 Naira depending on your location in the country and bundled games when it becomes more widespread.
You can also buy the gaming console at leading online stores in your country.
Microsoft Xbox Series S Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xbox Series S Gaming Consoles:
- Status: Available, since November 2020
- Platform: XBox
- Processor: 8-core 3.6GHz custom AMD’s Zen 2 CPU
- GPU: 4 TFLOPS, AMD RDNA 2 Graphics
- Memory: 10GB GDDR6 RAM
- Colours: White, Dark Blue, Storm Grey
- Dimension: 6.5cm x 15.1cm x 27.5cm
- Weight: 4.25 lbs.
- Built-in Storage: 500GB HDD, 1TB HDD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Camera: No
- USB Port: Yes, 3 USB 3.1 ports
- HDMI Port: Yes, 1 HDMI port (supports 4K HDR)
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- Headphone Jack: No
- VGA: No
- Digital Output (Optical): No
- Microphone: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, 802.11ac dual-band
- Voltage: 110 – 220V
- Frequency: 50Hz / 60Hz
- Power Consumption: –
- Name: XBox Wireless Controller
- Available in the Box: Yes, 1 XBox Wireless Controller (Buy additional controllers separately)
- Motion Sensors: –
- Features: D-Pad, Precision Controls, Trigger buttons, Menu and View buttons, 3.5mm Audio Jack
Motion Tracking Device
- Name: Kinect for XBox
- Available in the Box: Yes
- Ray Tracking: Yes
- Voice Command: –
- Face Recognition: –
- More Features: Dolby Digital 5.1, 1440p HD Video and Up to 120 FPS, Auto Low Latency Mode, HDMI Variable Refresh Rate, AMD FreeSync.