Simply put, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a unique fusion of an Android Smartphone and a Sony PlayStation Portable.
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is the first PlayStation Certified Android smartphone in the world. Mobile gamers can rest assured that this handset is built on the gaming expertise of Sony Computer Entertainment.
Flaunting a 4-inch screen and a slide-out PlayStation game controller - that is, with dedicated gaming keys, shoulder buttons and even an analogue touch joystick, XPERIA Play gives you a complete gaming experience with the 50 titles in its Game Store. It also comes with superb stereo sound and multi-player support, which makes gameplay more engaging.
Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with its 1 GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play brings all the value-added features users can get from an Android smartphone including SNS Integration, Google Services Suite, and access to the Android Market and its hundreds of thousands of apps and games.
This phone will officially be available in the Philippines within this month. The suggested retail price will be Php 19,990 but I believe Sony Ericsson Philippines will offer a big discount to those who will pre-order the handset.
In true TechPinas fashion, here are the complete technical specifications of Sony Ericsson Xperia Play:
|Name||Sony Ericsson Xperia Play|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen) with Horizontal Slide-out Gamepad|
|Dimensions||119 x 62 x 16 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
|Operating System||Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Display||4.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density), 480 x 854 pixels, LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592x1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash|
|Video Capture||WVGA 30fps|
|Audio and Video Playback||- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player |
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800, 3G HDSPA|
|Memory||400 MB, 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD card slot, up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 425 hours on 2G Standby of up to 413 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 8 hours 25 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 6 hours 25 minutes on 3G, 5.5 hours of Gaming|
|Value-Added Features||PSP-like Gamepad, Touch-sensitive game controls, SNS Integration, TimeScape UI|