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Unlike the reveal of the Xbox One S, Sony’s camp did not unveil the PS4 Neo at the E3 2016. However, it seems that the gaming device will still see launch as early as this year, and with two different models to boot.

In a lengthy report by Eurogamer, the question of whether the game-changing features supposedly brought by the newer versions of the current-gen consoles truly matter to gamers. Given that most gamers still stick with 1080p and below gaming rather than adopting 4K TVs, it seems like an odd situation to find the new devices in.

At the end of the report, the source highlighted that several sources have hinted that the PlayStation Neo will be launching this year. There has been not a lot of information about the PS4 Neo besides the fact that it is a real console in development.

It seems that the biggest question in the PS4 Neo and Xbox One Scorpio approach is whether it will focus highly on the 4K approach or allow for leeway in developers. As the source pointed out, the latter allows the PS4 Neo to keep one foot on lower spec development and being more flexible when it comes to 4K resolutions development.

The PS4 Neo has also been dubbed to be less in power than the Xbox One Scorpio. In a report by Gamepur, the PS4 is confirmed to be slated for more hardcore gamers who are more focused on higher frame rate and better graphics. More than this, it seems that Sony may be following the tactic that Microsoft has pushed forward, which was to introduce the Xbox One S and the Xbox Scorpio.

Speaking with an anonymous source, Gamepur stated that the less powerful version may be more tempered on the price factor, and will only come with better CPU and GPU. Bu the more powerful PS4 Neo will supposedly launch with a US$599 price tag, seemingly to match the Xbox One Scorpio’s price point.

The thing here though is that the PS4 Neo will be less powerful, sporting 5.5 teraflop, two new GPUs, but with the same RAM to boot. Even with the less powerful teraflops count, Sony may be planning to compensate this with a new trademarked technology that will address better graphics input that may be specific to the platform.

Since Sony has been tightlipped on the specifics of its plans for the PS4 Neo, it’s best to take these new bits of information with a grain of salt.