PlayStation Phone’s specs and videos revealed

Despite the lack of official announcements regarding Sony Ericsson’s upcoming gaming smart phone, details and videos of the device continue to roll in. Chinese tech site IT168 recently posted a ton of info and impressions based on what they claim is an early model of the Xperia-branded phone. Check out the videos of the PlayStation Phone’s operating system and PlayStation Pocket app below.

Above: The Xperia-branded ‘PlayStation Phone’ (left) compared with a PSPgo (right)

Above: A quick look at the phone’s operating system before the user opens the PlayStation Pocket app

Above: A nice look at how the controller with its d-pad and face buttons slide out

Above: This one compares loading times for Dungeon Defenders on the PlayStation Phone against an Android

According to reports from IT168 and Engadget, the Xperia PlayStation Phone uses a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch LCD monitor screen with 854 x 480 resolution, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, a SIM slot, a micro USB, and a second microphone.

Of course, none of these specs have been officially confirmed by Sony. Sony Computer Entertainment’s Kaz Hirai strongly hinted at the PlayStation Phone at CES 2011, using the words “tablets,” “smartphones,” and “PlayStation,” in the same sentence. “Strategy encompasses driving the development of a variety of new strategic products and services including tablets currently in development as well as smartphones, all the while of course integrating the knowhow and the assets that we’ve accumulated from our PlayStation business,” explained Hirai during a keynote.

But we have yet to hear any concrete details amidst the steady stream of rumors and mysterious leaks about the elusive PlayStation Phone.

Jan 7, 2011

[Source: IT168, EngadgetCVG]


  • Balaska - January 8, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    All of these, especially video 2, looks faked to me, the D pad doesn't work...
  • Darthspud - January 8, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    @karooo theres not going to be any analogue sticks. You see that trackpad thingy? Thats the replacement.
  • karooo - January 8, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    This is not the final build they haven't put the analogue sticks yet as well.
  • oufour - January 8, 2011 12:17 a.m.

    At a glance i didn't realize the other one in the first picture is a pspGo.
  • bluscorp - January 7, 2011 11:52 p.m.

    Well you seem to be forgetting that is a unconfirmed video, and that if it's real, it won't be the finished product. Hope it's true though :p
  • KaiokenKid - January 7, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    hmm, looked a little unresponsive. well, this is probaly not retail product anyway, so itll probaly be fixed.
  • Nodoudt - January 7, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    @ skeletalbutton: Jeez, thanks for pointing out those dots...I really need to get my mind out of the gutter. 8D
  • michaelkaramas - January 7, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    lol @ the second video guy doesnt know how to use the analog pads(also the tilt) that should solve ur problem @#1
  • skeletalbutton - January 7, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Is it just me, or does this look really ugly. The lopsided screen and two black dots on the touchpad make it look a lot like some kind of knock off Taiwanese 'SkyPhone'.
  • Odpaterson - January 7, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    Wow, that look really unresponsive... Hope that's sorted out. Also first?

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