New PS5 Model Seemingly Registered – But it May Not Be That Different

A new PlayStation 5 model has seemingly been registered, but it might not be all that different from what’s currently being sold today.

This news comes by way of tech specialist and business analyst, Roberto Serrano (via VGC). According to Serrano, a new model of the PS5, known as CFI-1115A, has been found in a new wireless communciation module, M20DAL1, registered by Sony Group Corp. on April 26, 2021.

“This suggests a revision of PS5 is coming sooner or later, already registered on May 23, 2021,” Serrano said, as you can see in their tweet below.

The launch PS5 uses a similar CFI-1XXX model scheme, and the use of CFI-1115A in this new registration suggests the first revision of the PS5 could be on its way. However, don’t necessarily expect a PS5 Pro or Slim model out of this revision.

The documentation reveals that a new wireless module — known as AW-XM501 — is replacing the current J20H100 module in the launch PS5. This translates to a change in antenna gain, according to VGC.

This revised PS5 will have a peak antenna gain of 4.0/3.5dBi, which is an antenna’s decibel isotropic number, when connected to a router on a 2.4GHz signal. This decibel isotropic number determines how much area the antenna signal covers. The higher the number, the more area covered by the antenna’s signal.

This new 4.0/3.5dBi peak antenna gain on a 2.4GHz router signal is lower than the current 6.0/6.0dBi found in launch PS5s. On a 5GHz router signal, the revised PS5’s peak antenna gain will be 6.0/4.5dBi, which is higher than the launch PS5’s 5.0/3.5dBi peak, according to VGC.

It’s unknown at this time if these changes in peak antenna gain will have any affect on WiFi connection speeds, however, so this revision could amount to a virtually identical PS5 despite a different wireless module.

While waiting to see what this revision turns out to be, check out this story about a Sony patent that might hint at upgraded DualSense controller plans and then read about a patent filed by Sony for a betting service that could accept Bitcoin or in-game items.


Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.



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