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Leaked documents suggest Microsoft is planning a second, cheaper next-gen version of its Xbox X console, the Verge reports.

The rumored console is currently in development under the codename “Lockhart” and serves as a cheaper alternative to the anticipated console. The console is expected to release alongside the Series X later this year, with sources indicating it will be dubbed the “Xbox Series S.”

Retailing at a much lower price point, the Xbox Series S is expected to feature an underclocked CPU, utilize less power, and require less expensive thermal solutions. It will also include 7.5GB of usable RAM capable of 4 teraflops of GPU performance, compared to the Series X’s 13.5GB  RAM and 12 teraflops.

The leaked documents have already popped up on Twitter, you can check them out below.

Microsoft has yet to acknowledged the Lockhart or Series S and has not revealed any details related to its release. Keep it here for updates.

Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer