Xbox One S Uses Two MediaTek SoCs for Wi-Fi Connectivity
Although IFIXIT did do a teardown of the Xbox One S, the Xbox One S Wi-Fi went unnoticed. If you are someone curious about these things then let me tell you that the Xbox One S Wi-Fi comes from MediaTek. The Xbox One S is a smart device and it comes with some much-needed upgrades that were not present in the previous version.
The Xbox One S seems like a really nice console and a good investment as well. The size is smaller and you get it in a nice white finish.
Another new feature you get with the Xbox One S is the ability to have it placed sideways. Plus Microsoft finally got rid of that bulky and terrifying power cord. Everything is internal now and you only have to plug in a cord and you are all set.
There are two chips from MediaTek. One is the MT7632TUN which provides the Xbox One S Wi-Fi. It is the wireless chip supporting 2×2 802.11n + Bluetooth 4.0 Module. Xbox One S Wi-Fi makes 801.11n wireless faster than before. MediaTek added Amazon to its list of clients last year and now it has Microsoft on board as well. It is safe to say that the company has made a name for itself.
Xbox One S should be available for purchase in Europe in the coming week. Reviews have already started rolling out and there has been a lot of hype around the device being 4K compatible but just to clear the water let me tell you that 4K is no applicable to gaming. It is only for select entertainment features. Yes, you can stream movies in 4K but you cannot play games at such a high resolution.
The Xbox One S Halo bundle starts at $269.99, while the 1 TB version will set you back $349.99. If you go for the 2TB Console Launch Edition then that will cost you about $359.99.