Another photo of the PlayStation 4 controller with touchpad leaked

The leak of a purported PlayStation 4 controller with touchscreen is now followed by yet another, giving us a look from a different angle. 

The image, leaked on the GameTrailers forum, shows something we haven't seen before: a 3.5mm headphone jack. It's not clear what the headphone jack's intended use is, but if we had to guess it revolves around voice chat. 

According to a report this month from Edge, the next-generation PlayStation console codenamed Orbis will feature a same-sized controller as the PlayStation 3's infamous DualShock controller, with a small touchpad in the middle. The photographs leaked seem to be a good indicator that this may be the real deal. 

The blue light at the top of the controller looks to be something similar to Sony's PlayStation Move controllers. We're not exactly sure if the light is for show, or if it will actually indicate something. 

The touchpad on the PS4's controller is to replace the Select, Start, and PS Buttons found in past generations of the PlayStation console. A new Share button will also be featured on the touchscreen that will allow screenshots and video to be shared, according to Edge's report. The PlayStation 4 will be able to record 15 minutes at a time of the screen. 

As for the PlayStation 4 itself, no one really knows what kind of power it will include. We've heard an uber-powerful 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 320GB hard drive may be slated for announcement. 

The image leaked by Destructoid earlier in the week, believed to be a prototype model, showed the headphone jack as well, but not in clear light. The latest image's source isn't clear, just that it has popped up on several online gaming forums.

At any rate, the folks at Sony are set to take the wraps off the future of the PlayStation platform at their 20 February event. Pocket-lint will be brining you the latest. 



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