26 October 2020
It is only one month to go for PlayStation 5 to go on sale and as we are eagerly waiting for the same, Sony has released an official teardown video revealing internal components of the next-gen console. The seven-minute video is hosted by Yasuhiro Ootori, VP of Mechanical Design Department, Hardware Design Division at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Ootori starts PlayStation 5 teardown video by giving a good look at the console and connectivity ports. The front panel features a USB Type-C port and a high-speed USB Type-A port. Turning to the back, there are two high-speed USB Type-A ports, a LAN port, an HDMI (out) port, and a power input port. The whole of the backside of the console acts as an exhaust for dissipating heat.
The console has a circular base that will help users place it vertically but if you want to keep it horizontally, the base can be removed easily and clipped to the side. The base has a screw to keep it attached to the console in vertical orientation but while switching to horizontal, the case features a compartment where the screw can be kept safely.
The White panels on the PlayStation 5 are easily user-removable and doing so will reveal the cooling fan. Sony has made use of liquid metal cooling which is said to be a result of over two years of fine-tuning. There is also an M.2 interface and PCIe 4.0 slot for storage expansion. The console further has 16GB of DDR6 RAM and 825GB SSD storage with a custom SSD controller for faster data read speed.
All-in-all, the Sony PlayStation 5 is appearing to be easier to repair. You can check out the complete teardown video below.