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Playstation 5 with only one USB Type-A port? We still have no idea what the back looks like

Playstation 5 with only one USB Type-A port? We still have no idea what the back looks like (Image source: Business Insider)
Playstation 5 with only one USB Type-A port? We still have no idea what the back looks like (Image source: Business Insider)
HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, and PS4 AUX ports? Despite the flashy reveal, Sony is remaining mum on port options.
Allen Ngo,

When Sony unveiled the PS5 last week in all its glory, the 3-minute video was carefully edited to avoid showing the back of the console. We got to see almost every angle from the top and front, but the bottom and rear remain a mystery.

One might assume at first thought that it doesn't matter how the system will look from the bottom or back especially when it's sitting on a living room cabinet or table. However, this also means that Sony has yet to confirm exactly what kinds of ports the system will integrate. We know the front will have one USB Type-A and one USB Type-C, but the rear will be anyone's guess at the moment. Sony may decide to include more USB Type-C ports along the back at the expense of additional USB Type-A ports due to the avant-garde "future facing" design of the chassis.

Outside of USB, we've also yet to learn how M.2 2280 expansion will work or if it will be accessible from the rear or bottom. NVMe drives are notorious for the amount of heat they produce and it'll be interesting to see how the PS5 plans to sustain SSD performance while keeping drive temperatures in check. Some laptops and desktops, for example, come with copper heat sinks or heat spreaders with their NVMe SSDs. The XBox Series X will circumvent the issue entirely by selling pricey proprietary SSD cards that connect to the rear of the console instead of relying on aftermarket drives.

(Image source: Sony)
(Image source: Sony)
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Allen Ngo, 2020-06-15 (Update: 2020-06-15)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.