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DualSense leak: Improved battery life, touchpad and more details emerge

Published: 07:12, 03 August 2020
Updated: 10:35, 03 August 2020
artwork showing DualSense controller for ps5

PlayStation 5's controller Dualsense battery life averaged around 3 to 4 hours more than the DualShock 4 according to new leaks, which also revealed info about the touchpad and the D-pad.

Rumour has it, Sony are set to officially announce another State of Play live stream this week. Apparently, the publisher will reveal new details about the console and controller Dualsense along with some new games.

And as we wait for the official confirmation, a leak over at Reddit has revealed a couple of interesting details about the PlayStation 5 controller DualSense. According to the leaker, who also posted a video of the controller as a proof, DualSense will bring some major improvements over the PlayStation 4 controller - DualShock 4.

Apparently, the battery life has been improved and it averages around 3 to 4 hours more than the DualShock 4. While some PlayStation fans will be happy to hear this, others will probably be disappointed since 3 to 4 hours is not really a big step forward they were hoping for.

Sony artwork showing DualSense 5 controller DualSense controller

Anyway, the leak also reveals that the Touchpad feels more clicky and responsive while the D-pad and the main buttons are similar to the previous controller. Here is the interesting bit from the leak:

"The D-pad and the main buttons feel similar to the DualShock 4 with no differences overall. However, the Touchpad does feel more responsive and clicky as he tried it. The triggers are interesting, the L1 and R1 don't click, they push down as they're triggers, the L2 and R2 however, felt harder to push down than normal, even without the tension points activated. Battery Life: They noted that it averaged around 3 to 4 hours more than the DualShock 4."

Furthermore, the leaker claims that the light strip is much dimmer than the one on DualShock 4 and there won't be PSVR support due to not having a lightbar.

As always with leaks and rumours, take this with a grain of salt since it's not coming from Sony's official channels.

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