Earlier this month an FCC filing revealed that there may be a new model of the PlayStation 3 in the works, and now images have surfaced of what could be the console in question. Tecnoblog reports that the several images surfaced as part of a filing with the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications (Anatel), which show a PS3-branded console with a ridged top, and no slot-loading drive whatsoever. A separation in the casing on the top of the device could indicate a top-loading drive, however.
Unfortunately, accessing the Anatel listing itself currently brings up a letter on Sony letterhead indicating that product information should not be revealed until after the items actually launch. The letter does confirm three different models, however: the CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B, and the CECH-4011C. According to Tecnoblog, at one point the listing featured a letter that specified the three models would come in at capacities of 16GB, 250GB, and 500GB, respectively. With the earlier FCC leak listing a CECH-4001x model number, it seems clear that Sony is readying some sort of revision to its aging console, and we wouldn't be surprised to see official information come along about the new models sooner rather than later.