Rumor: New PS3 model photographed [update: more pics]

Rumor New PS3 model photographed
What seems to be a picture of a weird-looking new PS3 popped up on the site of Anatel (the Brazilian Agency of Telecommunications). The image depicts a PS3-labeled device with a ridged texture and what appears to be a sliding panel on top – perhaps indicating a cheaper top-loading disc drive.

We can't access the image directly – the above version is from Tecnoblog – but the database does bring up a document from Sony Brasil making reference to products CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C– which Tecnoblog says corresponds to systems with 16 (!), 250, and 500GB storage. The latest PS3 Slim is the CECH-30xx series

Recently, diagrams popped up on the American FCC website also suggesting a new model of the PS3. Sony declined to comment following that discovery, but we're checking in again today.

Update: Tecnoblog has updated with more photographs of the device from different angles. We've got one more after the break, but head to the site to see the rest!
Rumor New PS3 model photographed

This article was originally published on Joystiq.