Yes the KS models will have the smaller D-Pad and buttons to prevent any sticking of them that appeared in some of the SE models that have been shipped.
We are working vigorously to get this done and doing vigorous QC/QA testing of each unit to insure they work right when they are received by you the user.
I apologize for the delays but want to make sure this does not continue to happen or be an issue in the future. As it has for other unnamed consoles recently in the news.