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PlayStation Phone in Pictures

By now, we’ve pretty much confirmed that the PlayStation Phone is real and not a rumuor. Now, thanks to the Chinese website IT168, we’ve also confirmed most of it’s hardware as well. What’s interesting is that though it’s not a next-gen, dual-core touting, Tegra 2-running beast, the PS Phone does have the specs to stand up to the current highend smartphone line-up. And I stress on the word current.

For starters, the PlayStation Phone is a Xperia-branded device powered by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, along with what’s likely to be a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255. It sports a 1,500mAh battery, the 854 x 480 resolution on a 4-inch LCD, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, SIM slot, micro-USB, and a second mic on the back for active noise cancellation (as found in the Nexus One). Looking more like a smartphone eh?

Now, while I have little qualms about the specs (save perhaps for the GPU), I just wish that the battery was a bit bigger. In contrast, the PSP Phat started out with a whopping 1800mAh battery. With succeeding iterations of the PSP hardware, this capacity shrunk in tandem with the unit’s power-usage giving most of the current PSP models, the same battery life (PSP-2000, PSP-3000 and the PSP Go). To date, the PSP Phat still boasts the longest game time of 8-12 hours.

Now as I’ve mentioned before, the PSP uses a different architecture to what Android uses. How Sony will be able to pull of a device that plays both PSP-specific games and apps as well as Android specific ones is still up in the air. There currently are hints of how this will push through as reports from IT168 indicate the existence of a still empty app called PlayStation Pocket. Is it an emulator? A phone-specific app that runs only on the PlayStation Phone? We still don’t know but I’m quite sure we’ll get the answer soon as the device’s launch draws near.

Now for what you’ve been waiting for, the pictures:

source: IT168

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