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PlayStation Phone gets video previews and more detailed specs from China

January 7, 2011 | by Michael Heller

Sony Mobile


At the Sony CES keynote, Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai, in keeping with SCE’s policy of not talking about a product until it is about to be released, was very elusive, and would not give any hard information on the coming PlayStation Phone. Now, a Chinese website IT168 has released a number of videos of the phone along with some fun new numbers.

The spec sheet for the PlayStation Phone (aka Xperia Play) looks like:

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU
  • 4″ LCD at 854×480 resolution
  • 5 megapixel rear-camera
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 512 MB ROM
  • 1500 mAH battery
  • Noise Cancelling mic
  • Android 2.3

Not a bad sheet, but not all that impressive given what we’ve seen at CES. Though the videos show the phone hitting 59.1fps on Neocore, and 1733 on Quadrant, which is fairly impressive, especially since last time we saw the PlayStation phone run Neocore, it could only muster a 28fps.

Still no idea what kind of games will be available in that PlayStation Pocket app, but maybe that will be coming soon in some videos.

Of course, all this news may be moot as Sony Ericsson has been continuing their trend of disappointing and alienating users of late.

Now to the myriad videos!

A few more videos at [Engadget] and tons more photos at [IT168]