Do you remember the rumoured PlayStation Phone that has captured the interest of millions of readers from all over the world? Well, it appears that the device has finally been confirmed to be the real deal and not some vapourware: Sony’s PlayStation phone has reportedly been spotted making its rounds in China recently.
Not too long ago, images of the highly-anticipated PlayStation Phone managed to find their way onto a Hong Kong forum. Needless to say, visual proof the device’s existence was enough to regenerate the online community’s interest in Sony’s new take on its iconic handheld console. And its latest showing in China all but quells most of the burning questions which people may have about the device.
The latest leak confirms that the upcoming ‘phone’ will be sold under the Xperia brand, and powering the device is a mix of both Qualcomm’s Adreno 205 GPU and a processor which resembles the 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 on the HTC Desire HD. Such hardware may sound a little over-the-top for a smartphone, but readers should keep in mind that this phone was designed with gaming in mind.
Additional leaks suggest that the device will sport a high-capacity 1,500mAh battery pack, a 4-inch LCD with 854 x 480 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera with flash and 512MB memory. Last but not least, it also equipped with a microSD slot, a micro USB port and an additional microphone on the back for noise-cancellation purpose.
Unfortunately, those thinking of getting the new phone as a drop-in replacement for their clunky PSP might have to put their plans on hold for a little longer. This is because none of the leaks have been able to confirm whether the PlayStation Phone is capable of running existing PSOne or PSP games, be it natively or through an emulation layer. Last but not least, there is also the possibility of Sony starting a brand new line of games exclusively for the device. Either way, the best course of action now would be to simply adopt a wait-and-see approach.