The latest iteration of the PlayStation 3 hardware may be just around the corner.
It seems Tecnoblog has leaked some pics of the new PS3 model thanks to a Sony filing with Brazilian telecommunications regulator Anatel.
Rather than the smooth surface found on past PS3 versions, this one has ridges and an uneven top panel, with no visible slot for discs. Basically, this means we could be looking at a setup similar to the original PlayStation, which had the flip-top lid, or maybe it's a slide-out of some kind. In terms of size, it does appear a little smaller but we don't have exact weight and dimensions. The other interesting part is that Sony sought approval for three different hard-drive sizes: 16GB, 250GB and 500GB. What the heck are you gonna do with 16GB? Should be pretty cheap, right?
Anyway, it's probably only a matter of time before Sony makes the new PS3 model official. And it could be the last PS3 version we see before the PS4 hits store shelves…