Leaked photos of the Xbox Series X on Twitter

The XBOX Series X which is the upcoming next-generation gaming console of Microsoft got the first appearance in public through some leaked photos. What is particularly interesting here is the view of the built-in connections of the Project Scarlett prototype.

Unlike Sony PS5 details which are still in secret, Microsoft in December already has revealed the name and housing of its new game console. Furthermore, also in CES 2020 in Las Vegas, the Xbox Series X was a topic for the chip manufacturer AMD, which, however, attracted criticism with fake render images.

Since then, the possible connections of the console, once called Project Scarlett, have been a major topic of discussion.

Here is the Twitter post showing the Xbox Series X image:

Yet, the image is not from some authentic source, however, the product ID on the device in the picture confirming that it could be the real.

We can clearly see the two normal-sized USB ports (high Speed) on the back, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet (LAN), S / PDIF and a power plug are used as expected. Since this is a prototype or the current Xbox Series X DevKit , the proprietary debugging port also appears to be available, which could be used for internal troubleshooting and firmware patches.

Xbox Series X prototype -rear
Xbox Series X prototype

In addition to the Blu-ray drive (4K UHD), there is an already known additional USB port on the front, which can be used, for example, to charge the Xbox Series X wireless controller. Microsoft’s next-gen console is slated to hit stores in the fourth quarter of 2020 before Christmas. It is powered by AMD Ryzen processors (Zen 2) and Radeon graphics chips with navigation architecture (RDNA). A fast PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD should also help the system to achieve high speeds.