Sony Ericsson PSP PlayStation Phone Xperia Play Zeus Z1 Early Review

PSP PlayStation Phone Zeus Z1

The PlayStation Phone, which will be more than likely known as the Xperia Play a.k.a. Zeus Z1 is not a big secret anymore. We know it exists in some capacity or another, and we know it’s going to launch before 2012. Questions were still being asked about the software version of the device, and now it looks like we can safely assume it will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it does hit shelves.

It started with a couple of tantalizing leaks. Then the leaks kept on coming. Well, now this is getting almost farcical. No, Sony did not officially introduce the PlayStation Phone at CES 2011 this week, but that has not stopped Chinese website IT168 from obtaining yet another leaked unit, and what’s more, reviewing it.

PSP Phone

Well, putting it through “evaluation efforts,” anyway, according to Google’s translation of the website (via Engadget). But of particular note here is that we now have a lot more details about the technical specifications of the mobile phone, at least as far as this model goes (which, to be clear, is not necessarily the final version that’ll go to market). According to IT168’s write up, the gaming-gadget mobile phone is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 CPU, along with a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU. This evidently results in the mobile phone producing a graphics benchmark of 59.1 fps.

More details, the Sony Ericsson PSP PlayStation Phone Xperia Play includes a 4-inch LCD screen, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, SIM slot, and micro-USB connection. There’s also, of course, a new wave of pictures and videos of the device provided, which also show off its menus (which are all in Chinese, naturally).

Last but not least, all that’s left now is for Sony to finally put their horse before their cart and announce the damn thing already. Perhaps, at GDC next month?

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