Xbox Series X prototype leaks, reveals ports

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Xbox Series X (Image credit: @Doug_DragoX on Twitter)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X was revealed at The Game Awards 2019.
  • Windows Central reported on the specifications and ports a few days ago.
  • Today, a Twitter user posted images of the prototype.
  • They appear to be genuine, with a serial number valid on the Xbox Support page.

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's next-generation console that allegedly features 12 teraflops of computing power. The device pushes as high as 8K gaming or 120 Hz, elevating consoles far above current capabilities. We're still unclear how the device looks like from the back, and Windows Central was able to shed some light on that recently.

Today, Twitter user @Doug_DragoX posted images of the front and back of a prototype Xbox Series X. It's unclear where he got them from, but our guess would be that it was probably handed out to a developer. Hopefully, Microsoft will comment on the leak.

As we confirmed a few weeks ago, the front of the Xbox Series X features one USB port, while the back sports two. As expected, the HDMI-in passthrough port has been removed, and now there's just one HDMI-out port, assumedly HDMI 2.1 compliant, to connect to your display. We also see SPDIF optical for audio devices, ethernet for internet, and a figure-8 power socket, carrying over from Xbox One X. The other large port seems like it's used for debugging purposes, but remains unconfirmed at this point in time.

Are you excited for the Xbox Series X? Will you upgrade it over the Xbox One X? Let us know.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.