Sony Unveils the Final Design of the Playstation 5
By Banu Athuraliya
The time of the PS4 and Xbox One are coming to an end; as we are slowly getting ready for the next console generation, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Microsoft unveiled the design and the specs of the Xbox Series X some-time ago last month, Sony unveiled the final design of the much anticipated PlayStation 5 at a special online launch event.
This online launch event was filled with game unveils and Sony showcased the power of some of the most amazing games coming to the PlayStation 5. In case you missed it, I have a dedicated video on the Sony unveil where I discuss about all the games on my YouTube channel – search for ‘Andro Dollar PlayStation 5’ to check it out. I also have the full list of games Sony announced coming to the PS5 over at www.androdollar.com if you’re interested.
The key announcement at the event was the final design of the PS5. I Love it! It was mostly positive reactions from most people when it came to this sleek design. PS5 console includes a white-and-black design to match the new controller - It looks modern and futuristic in my eyes compared to the simple boxy design of the upcoming Xbox Series X. The cool part about the PS5 is that not only the console but also the controller looks modern. I can’t wait to get my hands on it to play some awesome next generation games.
The PS5 stands vertically in the previews that Sony showed off but it can be kept horizontally as well if needed. The PS5 will be available in two versions: one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and another Digital Edition without any disk-drive. The PS5 variant without the optical drive looks substantially thinner than the regular model, thanks to the removal of the drive. The top of the PS5 unit appears to include vents for heat dissipation, with a USB and USB-C port at the front.
Sony has also created a number of accessories for the PS5, including a Dual Sense charging station, a new HD camera, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. Serious gamers will have to check about picking up the improved the gaming experience.
The PS5 will arrive in the fall of 2020 and will powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU and the custom AMD chips will provide 10.28 teraflops of power using variable frequencies on both the CPU and GPU. Sony is also using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load times for games. The SSD will provide 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. The PS5 will also support 8K graphics, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, 3D audio and more. All these specs mean you will be able to play some of the best new games without any issues. There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a gamer.
We are yet to hear anything about the price and official release date. I will have that information updated over at www.androdollar.com and Subscribe now to www.youtube.com/androdollar to watch my PlayStation 5 videos including my full review as soon as it is launched.