PS5 Rear View Gives Us a Look at the Next-Gen Console’s Ports

The current Japanese media occasion, during which Japanese media and influencers acquired hands-on time with the PS5, has given us a number of tidbits of latest details about the next-gen console, and Sony additionally launched an official picture of the again of the console. The PS5 rear view provides us our greatest take a look at the next-gen console’s ports, although there’s nothing too shocking right here. Click on the picture beneath to zoom and see it for your self.

PS5 rear view ports

The 2 rear USB ports are Sort-A Tremendous-Pace USB 10Gbps connections. These complement the Excessive-Pace Sort-A USB and Tremendous-Pace USB 10Gbps Sort-C ports on the entrance. Beneath the USB port is an ethernet port for individuals who choose a hardlined web connection, however the console will assist WiFi as properly. There’s additionally the HDMI port—with the most recent HDMI 2.1 protocol supporting as much as 8K decision and 120 Hz refresh charges, in addition to VRR (variable refresh fee)—and energy connector.

This look behind the console confirms that the optical audio port isn’t returning for the following PlayStation console, that means these utilizing an optical port for his or her audio answer might want to improve or change their setup. This was all however confirmed when Astro introduced the necessity for an adapter to get present headsets to work on the PS5.

Notably the rear of the PS5 doesn’t have a reminiscence growth port, resulting in additional questions on how customers will be capable to broaden the storage choices on the console. We all know that it’ll solely have 825 GB on its customized architectured inside SSD, and reviews point out that the usable house may be as little as 664 GB after the PS5 OS partition and formatting are finished with it. Given the insane speeds required for the SSD, it’s unlikely Sony will depend on the USB ports for expanded storage, leaving many to consider the outer shell might be simply eliminated to entry choices internally. Nevertheless, Sony has but to indicate a console teardown and reveal the PS5’s inside {hardware} elements, so there’s no affirmation on this entrance.

There’s nonetheless a giant checklist of issues we don’t know in regards to the PS5, and the affirmation of the console’s comparatively easy rear port configuration solely calls for extra solutions.

[h/t: PSU]

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