Report: PlayStation 4 Slim Includes 5 GHz AC Wi-Fi, Much Quieter


Next month is set to be one of the more exciting months for video game hardware enthusiasts. For one, it’s widely rumored that Nintendo may finally pull back the curtain on the upcoming NX, which has remained a well-guarded secret since its initial announcement. For fans of the PlayStation, Sony has already sent out invites for a PlayStation Meeting event which is set for September 7th. While the PlayStation 4 Neo is set to be unveiled at this time, it has also been reported that a new, slimmer version of the PlayStation 4 will be shown off at this event as well.

Unfortunately for Sony, the PlayStation 4 Slim has already leaked, due to European retailers selling the console before the official ‘street’ date. Plenty of owners have taken to Twitter and other social media accounts to show off their new acquisitions, but Twitter user ‘shortman82‘ has been one of the more interesting accounts when it comes to ‘leaks.

As you can see from the Tweets above, it looks like the PlayStation 4 Slim will feature both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, as well as supporting the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard. While this won’t have much of an impact for those who choose to hard-wire their consoles to the internet via ethernet, 5 GHz and AC Wi-Fi is a boon to those who connect to the internet wirelessly.

While 5 GHz does have a shorter range than 2.4 GHz, it’s less prone to interference and allows much more throughput when it comes to bandwidth, allowing for faster speeds and more stable connections. Better yet, shortman82 has also posted a brief video (which you can see below) showing off how quiet the new Slim model is. While it’s more difficult to discern noise levels through video, shortman82 reports that the Slim model is “a lot quieter” compared to the original model.

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