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Friday, 28 January 2011 10:09

PSP2 specs emerge

Written by David Stellmack
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Still not willing to talk price yet
It took a little while, but the technical specifications of what is going to make the PSP2 (we keep calling it the PSP2, but Sony right now is calling it the NGP) tick have now come to light. Our first impression is that it is powerful and perhaps a generation or two ahead of the latest smart phones.

The PSP2 will be powered by an ARM CortecTM-A9 quad core CPU with a SGX543MP4+ GPU. It will use a touch OLED screen that is 5-inches, with a 16:9 ratio with a resolution of 960x544 and it can output 16 million colors to this screen. The unit has front and rear cameras, but we are unclear of the megapixel rating of these cameras at the moment. It does offer built-in stereo speakers as well as a microphone.

The unit will include a six axis motion sensing system, which is actually a three axis-accelerometer and a three axis-gyroscope. It will offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS and 3G support, but some models may come without the 3G support according to our sources. Sony is still working on establishing additional carrier partnerships to offer the 3G support in more regions. Battery life is estimated at between 4 to 6 hours, depending on the game and options on the unit that are enabled.

The big question right now is the price; and honestly we don’t have an answer on this one. Those we spoke with suggest that the price will be more than $299, but less than $400. (Most that we have spoken with suggest that the price will be $349 to start with.) Sony claims that they want a powerful machine, but still would like to make at least something on the hardware sales. They suggest that the price will be competitive with other options in the marketplace.

As for when you can expect to get one, as we told you yesterday we hold out little hope for it to come to North America or Europe this year; but Japanese consumers will be able to buy it first this holiday season with other regions to follow next year. This is still up in the air, but Sony says that they want it out this holiday season in at least one region.


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0 #1 The_Wolf88 2011-01-28 10:32
Holy Shit !

Quad Core CPU ?! :o

I wonder how it will perform against Tegra 2 Dual CPU !
 
 
0 #2 Bingzhong 2011-01-28 10:32
Do we know what the U.S. provider will be for the device?
 
 
+4 #3 Jigar 2011-01-28 10:42
Ok, so now i know it's powerful and has 3G, but can i talk to some one using this piece of hardware ? If yes, Sony just won one customer for sure.
 
 
+3 #4 loadwick 2011-01-28 11:48
I am guessing this will still be 40nm. Its a real shame they didn't wait just a few months more to allow 28nm process to come online, would have got a much better battery life and higher clocks.

I am pretty sure they will regret not waiting as it won't be long before phones will have 28nm chips inside them and they seem to be capable of such a step up in performance that they will out power the PSP2 within the year.

Does anyone know what the specs are of these specs? Possible clock for the CPU? Polygon count for GPU?
 
 
+5 #5 123s 2011-01-28 14:43
Maybe its 32nm ? I hope the second generation will use 28 or even 22nm, will help the battery life and maybe gives an option to OC.
 
 
-1 #6 Haberlandt 2011-01-28 17:12
Quote:
It does offer built-in stereo speakers as well as a microphone



Phone hack.
 
 
+3 #7 123s 2011-01-28 23:05
Quoting The_Wolf88:
Holy Shit !

Quad Core CPU ?! :o

I wonder how it will perform against Tegra 2 Dual CPU !
Obviously its gonna rape it and probably every other mobile device comming in the next 1-2 years.
 
 
+1 #8 crackerz 2011-01-31 00:06
Quoting 123s:
Quoting The_Wolf88:
Holy Shit !

Quad Core CPU ?! :o

I wonder how it will perform against Tegra 2 Dual CPU !
Obviously its gonna rape it and probably every other mobile device comming in the next 1-2 years.



The first rape will be the battary rape, sure big performance, probably nothing we ever see in suck mobile platform but what about life battery itself?
 
 
0 #9 123s 2011-01-31 12:43
Quoting crackerz:
Quoting 123s:
Quoting The_Wolf88:
Holy Shit !

Quad Core CPU ?! :o

I wonder how it will perform against Tegra 2 Dual CPU !
Obviously its gonna rape it and probably every other mobile device comming in the next 1-2 years.



The first rape will be the battary rape, sure big performance, probably nothing we ever see in suck mobile platform but what about life battery itself?
Didnt some sources speak about 4-5h ? Sounds not that bad if its under max load and wifi.
 

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