Sony have announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 4 (CUH-2000 series) with a 500GB HDD will become available starting from September 15th, 2016, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of £259.
The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.
The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience.
Sony also announced that all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation 4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology via a free software update. HDR enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.
Check out some images of the new slimmer PS4 in our gallery below:
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