“Well, that was quick,” says the tech blog. “It was just two days ago when the elusive PlayStation Phone popped up on a Hong Kong forum, and now it’s back again in full exposure thanks to Chinese website IT168.”
“It’s now confirmed that said Xperia-branded device is powered by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, along with what’s likely to be a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 as featured on the HTC Desire HD.”
“Interestingly,” continues Engadget, “Neocore is reporting an impressive 59.1fps benchmark, which is a huge improvement from our exclusive look back in early December. Quadrant also reports a high score of 1,733, but hey, there’s no saying that this is the final build, so the graphics performance may get even better.”
Other things found in the leak include a large battery capacity (1,500mAh), a 854 x 480 resolution 4 inch LCD screen, a 5 megapixel camera, half a GB of RAM (and the same as ROM), expansion friendly microSD and microUSB slots and a second mic, presumably for noise cancellation.
But most interestingly is the game launcher app pre-installed, which is called PlayStation Pocket and looks like this:
It’s (obviously) currently empty, but those tabs across the top say (according to this translation) All, Recently Played Games and Recently Added Games. It’s fairly obviously some kind of iTunes/App-like interface for gaming, but as to what those games will be – well, that’s anyone’s guess right now.
Let’s hope the same games run on the PSP 2…