PlayStation Phone Specs and Video Leaked
So far, rumors and information about the PlayStation Phone (which doesn't officially exist yet) have trickled out, but a wave of information has just washed up with specs and plenty of video to gawk at.
A Chinese website called IT168 got a hold of what appears to be a genuine PlayStation Phone prototype. The site says it might not be the final production model, but judging from the images and video it's probably close . There is so much information that it almost reads like a full review.
This PlayStation Phone had a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 processor and a separate Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU. Most phones don't have a separate graphics processor, which is the first indicator that this is the real deal and is intended for more than just apps.
The display is 4 inches with an 854 x 480 pixel resolution. Around back is a 5 megapixel camera. Also included are 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM and slots for microSD storage card and a SIM card.
Perhaps the most interesting thing is that Sony-Ericsson appears to be keeping this an Android phone on the surface. In order to access any games, the user has to open a "PlayStation Pocket" app instead of some hardwired key or revamped home screen. As seen in previous images, the phone has a slide-out panel that has gaming keys instead of a keyboard. There's a D-pad, standard 4-button layout on the right and flat touch panels in the middle that must act as thumbsticks.
The accompanying videos aren't nearly as in-depth, but they do show the PlayStation Pocket app and the distinct Android layout. However, the video showing the actual gameplay of a racing game is slightly confusing. The game responds to accelerometer feedback (tipping the phone left and right), but not to the actual button presses. It's likely that this game isn't designed for the PlayStation Phones slide-out controls or it's just a demo. It's not yet clear what games will be compatible with the phone.