Xbox Series X/S Won’t Have Wi-Fi 6, Neither a USB-C Port

In the course of these hours, Microsoft has updated the official sites of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S giving its new console an important new design created to be clearer and more readable, and together with them new details have appeared regarding the I/O options instead.

The hardware specifications of both Xbox Series X/S consoles will also be very cutting edge, however, something outdated in the two platforms remains, right on the side of the I/O options.

The specs, visible here and here, confirm that both next-generation of Xbox consoles are equipped with an 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi antenna, which means they are both rated for Wi-Fi 5 support, rather than for faster, more modern Wi-Fi 6. Wi-Fi 5 is also used by Xbox One X and Xbox One S and even PS4 Pro, so it’s not an upgrade at all.

The specifications also confirm that both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S each have three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, but no USB-C ports. USB 3.1 Gen 1 is an upgrade over Xbox One X’s USB 3.0 standard, but it’s probably still not enough for many.

Despite the fact that the speed difference is appreciated, it won’t really matter as both consoles have an appropriate expansion port for NVMe SSDs that match the speed of the internal drive to get even more space to play the various titles.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be released on November 10th.