Codenamed Brooklin, the console refresh moves from the fridge-shaped design to a more cylindrical design and is disc-less with a 2TB internal storage drive, USB-C port and a new controller.
The controller, codenamed Sebille, will be announced later this year and includes haptics, VCA haptics double as speakers, an accelerometer, and a dual-tone aesthetic. The image above indicates that the buttons will be quieter and support a direct-to-cloud connection, Bluetooth 5.2, and Xbox Wireless 2. It will also include quieter buttons and thumbsticks, a rechargeable and swappable battery, modular thumbsticks, and a lift-to-wake feature.
Additionally, the refresh will include increased storage on the Series S, 80 percent reduced power on standby, Wi-Fi 6E for faster downloads, and more.
The Sebille, in particular, is supposedly scheduled to launch in May 2024 for $69.99, followed by the Ellewood and Brooklin console refreshes in September and November, respectively.
Microsoft is about to launch the 1TB Carbon Xbox Series S to the market, so seeing a new model when a mid-life refresh is now coming in under one year is a bit strange. Now more than ever, I’d consider waiting for the refresh to hit the market before picking up a console.