Sony PlayStation 5 – Top Features, New Upgrades, Specs, Price

In May 2021, Sony launched the latest Playstation 5 in India. Since then the console has been in short supply and is only available during the occasional flash sales.

Mark Cerny(lead architect of the PlayStation console line) and his team took almost two years to develop the PS5 after the launch of PS4 to bring new advancements in the technology.

The PS5 comes in two models that include a digital edition and the second one is a disk design edition but no worry the specs and features of both editions are the same.

As the name suggests the disk edition comes with a hard drive.

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Considering the Rise in PC hardware prices, the PS5 is a pretty good deal considering the price in India.

Price & Availability

This incredible gaming machine comes at a price tag of Rs 49,990 or $ 671 in India for the PS5 Console (With SSD Storage), the digital edition of the console is available for Rs. 10000 cheaper at Rs. 39,990.

The recent sale was on 26th July 2021 and we are expecting the next sale for the PS5  around 9th August 2021. You can check more details about the sales on the official PlayStation website. 

You can buy it on various platforms such as Flipkart, Amazon, Sony Center, and many more platforms. However, the stocks are limited and it is pretty hard to get your hands on the latest Sony console at the moment.

Lastly, let’s have a look at some good and bad things about Sony’s Playstation 5.

PS5 – Specifications and Hardware

Firstly, the PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with PlayStation 4 games. So you can also enjoy the PS4 games on the new PS5.

The PlayStation 5 is equipped with a Solid State Drive or SSD in place of a conventional hard drive that we have seen in previous generations. Due to the SSD, the games can load faster.

The PS5 comes with a new improved GPU that achieves 10.3 Teraflops and runs at a whopping 2.23 GHz that’s more than twice the frequency of PS 4 Pro.

It supports 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second (you need a 120 Hz TV) and If you have followed our TV Buying Guide for India on Candytech, you would also get to know how to buy the best TV.

The PS 5 is also compatible with 8K displays @60 frames per second through HDMI 2.1 support.

Furthermore, the ray-tracing feature enhances your gaming experience with a high level of visual realism.

The PlayStation 5 is powered by an AMD Zen 2 architecture-based CPU with 8 cores (3.5 Ghz) that work together with GPU to squeeze out every ounce of performance.

Additionally, it features a Smart Shift Technology in which the unused power from the CPU is sent to the GPU to increase the graphical performance.

The new Sony console also gets 3D audio that ensures that you get precise directional sound to make the gaming experience more immersive.

Key Specs For Playstation 5

  •  CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores clocked at 3.5GHz.
  •  GPU: 10.3 TFLOPS, Custom RDNA 2 based graphics engine
  •  Memory: 16GB GDDR6
  •  Storage size: Custom 825GB SSD.
  •  External dimensions: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width × height × length)
  •  Mass: Approx. 4.5 kg
  •  Input/Output: USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB), USB Type-A port (SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps) x 2, and USB Type-C port (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps)
  •  Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, and Bluetooth 5.1
  •  Power consumption: Max. 350W
  •  Operating temp: 5ºC – 35ºC
  • AV Output: HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR @ 120 frames per second).

Now, let’s talk about the controller.

Controller details

Similar to the PS5 console, the company has improved the new controller; and it now comes with some excellent features.

The dual sense controller is a massive departure from the Dualshock 4 in terms of looks.

PS 5 controller

Haptic feedback – The controller comes with much more precise, natural feedback and allows many different sensations that can maximize effects and feedback based on your in-game actions.

Adaptive Triggers – The controller buttons can apply different amounts of resistance and are pressure sensitive making your actions more natural and intuitive.

Additionally, one more feature of the dual sense controller that’s not new but rather updated is the create button. It allows players to create record gameplay content to share with the world.

Another nifty feature is the inbuilt microphone that allows you to chat with friends even without plugging in a headset.

Lastly, the controller comes with a USB-C port for charging and offers 6 to 12 hours of battery life.

PS5 – Pros and Cons

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  • Support [email protected] frames per second and also 8K @ 60 frames per second.
  • Offers immersive 3D audio.
  • The new Controller is amazing and feature-rich.
  • Faster Game Load Times thanks to SSD Storage.

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  • Stock issues, difficult to purchase.
  • Low Storage(You can keep limited games).
  • Has limited backward compatibility.
  • Lack of Dolby vision or Atmos.

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Sony Launches PlayStation 4 Pro – Compatible Games, Features, and Specs

September 12, 2016 – Just when the tech industry was recovering from the news of the worlds most recognizable game character’s debut on the iPhone 7 or say mobiles, (that character is Mario in case you didn’t get it),  – Sony was already with their own conference named “Playstation Meeting” and released not one but two new consoles named PS4-Slim and PS4-Pro, making this an amazing day for tech enthusiasts and Gamers.

PS 4 PRO

PS4 PRO 4K HDR Compatible Games Specs India Price

We will be going through all the details of what this new console is and what does this means for older PS4 users. Also, how does PS4-Slim fits into all this?

4K

Yes. PlayStation users will finally be able to play their favorite games like Uncharted 4 and the Last of Us in 4K resolution. It is unclear whether PS4-Pro (codenamed PS4 Neo) is doing native 4K resolution or upscaling it to 4K. As our guesses go, we are pretty sure PS4-Pro is still not that powerful enough to run things natively at 4K, but still it is a ridiculously good jump from 1080p.

HDR

If you have followed our TV Buying Guide for India on Candytech, you would know how important the new 4K technologies like HDR and Dolby Vision are. Sony has pulled an amazing surprise here by adding HDR capabilities not just on the games that are running on PS4-Pro, but every old PS4 will get HDR support via a firmware update, which is nothing less than sorcery.

PS 4 PRO

PS4 PRO 4K HDR Compatible Games Specs India Price

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. Where normal televisions do not even compare to show the full range of colors that it needs to display, the HDR-enabled TV made it run the content in that increased range spectrum.

Note: Running an HDR-enabled PS4 / PS4Pro does not mean you get full HDR in your non-enabled TV.

Case 1 ) PS4_Pro + HDR_4K_TV  =  Console upscaled 4K resolution games with HDR

Case 2 ) PS4_Pro + 4K_TV =  Console upscaled 4K games with marginal graphic/framerate upgrade with very slight HDR

Case 3 ) PS4_Pro + 1080p_TV = 1080p games with marginal graphic/framerate upgrade with very slight HDR

Case 4 )  PS4_HDR  + 4K_HDR_TV =  TV upscaled 4K games with marginal graphic/framerate upgrade with very very slight HDR

Case 5 ) PS4_HDR + 1080p_TV = Normal looking PS4 games like you play right now

Hope this clears some doubt, but now you know something more.

Play Older games in 4K with PS4-Pro

Here is a list of older games that will be patched to run on 4K with HDR on PS4 Pro. More games might be added but as of 8th September, this is the list.

  • Uncharted 4
  • The Last of Us
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Infamous: First Light
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Paragon
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • Futuridium
  • The Witness
  • F1 2016

Note that every, and I repeat every game that is released after September will get a PS4-Pro mode automatically.

Any Game – Any Console

Put your crazy theories to rest now. Sony has clarified that every game that will come out in the future till the eventual end of the generation cycle with PS5, will run on every Sony console this gen.

That is, Any game once bought will be playable on PS4, PS4-Slim, and PS4-Pro.

Sony however is not calling the slim version a PS4-Slim. It is just named “PS4”, as Sony expects to phase out the previous PS4 model and replaces it with the slimmer and cheaper version.

PS4 Pro will play those same games but will take advantage of the extra power and HDR technology.

No 4K Blu Ray Drive

We don’t know what went into Sony’s head when making this decision. But so rumored “PS4K” will not have 4K Blu-ray Drive installed in it. We can take guesses, as the decision might be taken to lower the price of the console.

But the fact remains that Xbox One S, which is much cheaper than PS4-Pro and much much lighter and smaller looking than it, has HDR capability and a 4K Blu-ray Drive already installed in it. And there is every possibility that Xbox One Scorpio releasing next year with 6TeraFlop of power, which is much powerful than PS4-Pro will also have a 4K blu ray drive in it.

Seems like Sony has let go of the 4K blu ray drive market, and it won’t have a chance to compete back in this market till the next revision with PS5 many years from now.

Price, Performance, features, and Our take for Indian Audience

PS4: Buy it if you don’t want to stuck with the PS4Slim version which is reportedly a little uglier looking than the base PS4 model. Sony will soon stop making original PS4 designs.

Xbox One S: It’s smaller and lighter and costs significantly less than both PS4 and the PS4-Pro. It has HDR and a 4K blu-ray drive. If you are a gamer and like to buy blu-ray discs (which should be in minority), this console is a no-brainer buy.

PS4-Slim: A little uglier looking than PS4 for some, but if you don’t mind that, still wait a few months for the holiday as the build quality of the Slim version signifies the heavy discounts this model might have to go through once Diwali season comes. (299$-US. Indian prices not revealed yet)

PS4 SLIM

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It is a little bit silent than the Original PS4 and switching Hard drives is easier this time around. And there is free HDR support if you already have a 4K HDR TV.

PS4-Pro: It will cost you 399$-US Price. You can expect the same Indian price when the original PS4 came to India. As the generational leap in chip architecture will be coming at end of the year, we have no doubt whatsoever that Xbox One Scorpio releasing next year with Zen architecture and new Radeon cards will be much more powerful than PS4-Pro. However, we will be very surprised if Xbox One Scorpio managed to price it at 399$ given the early technology adoption clearly comes with a slightly more price.

It’s a tough decision, but if you can wait an entire year more to see what Xbox Scorpio has to offer then you can make a more informed decision. Just remember that new consoles like PS5 or XB2 will not come anytime before 2019.

PS4-Pro spec :

  •  Main processor: Custom-chip single Processor
  •  CPU: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar,” 8 cores
  •  GPU: 4.20 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine
  •  Memory: GDDR5 8GB
  •  Storage size: 1TB
  •  External dimensions: Approx. 295×55×327 mm (width × height × length) (excludes largest projection)
  •  Mass: Approx. 3.3 kg
  •  BD/DVD Drive: BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV
  •  Input/Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen.1) port × 3, AUX port × 1
  •  Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)
  •  Power: AC 100V, 50/60Hz
  •  Power consumption: Max. 310W
  •  Operating temp: 5ºC – 35ºC
  • AV Output: HDMI out port (supports 4K/HDR) DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port

At last, there were many new footages shown of new and older games in 4K.

This includes footage of Uncharted4, Infamous: First Light, Shadow of Mordor, and new footage like Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Horizon Zero Dawn, and a first-time exclusive look at the pre-alpha build of MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA.

PS4 Slim is already released in some markets like Dubai. It is expected to release on 14th Sept at 299$-US.

PS4 Pro is also expected to release on 10th November at 399$-US (close to Rs. 35,000 in India).

Intro PS4 PRO

(Mass Effect Andromeda)

(Horizon Zero Dawn)

 PS4 Pro Gameplay montage reel

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Written BY – Shubhendu Singh

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