PlayStation Phone gets preliminary benchmark results

By on December 10, 2010, 1:32 PM
The first set of benchmarks for the upcoming Playstation Phone, codenamed Zeus Z1, have arrived, and they're nothing worth writing home about. A new video shows the phone getting put through its paces, showing it averages out to about 24.4FPS, according to Engadget.

Compared to the Nexus S, which managed 55.6FPS in the same Qualcomm Neocore benchmark app, that's very poor. Thankfully, the phone is not final, meaning both the software and hardware can still be optimized.

Even if the benchmarks are a little disappointing, it's still great to see another clear video of the PlayStation Phone in action. The first one, showing the device Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread), leaked out just last week! If that's anything to go by, we're getting officially close to an official announcement regarding the Zeus Z1.

The first details of the PlayStation Phone leaked out less than two months ago. The phone will supposedly come with a custom Sony Marketplace for purchasing and downloading games designed for the new platform. The device sports a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and a screen ranging from 3.7 to 4.1 inches. The handset also includes a long touchpad in the center which is apparently multitouch, as well as familiar PlayStation shoulder buttons. There's no Sony Memory Stick slot, but there is support for microSD cards. A 2011 release is most likely.

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Johny47 said:

The PSP2 I'm looking forward to but this is a nice idea as long as it doesn't fade away in hostory books like the N-Gage =/

Guest said:

sony should be giving us ps3 graphics on a portable device.

i don't care if the size would be similar to psp1000.

what happened to japanese innovation?

i don't need a psp phone. i already have a psp and a phone (not sony ericsson)

sony, show us real technology and we'll show you the money...

...or my credit card (damn, i'm broke :)

Guest said:

This is a call to all the modding, homebrew and emulator creating community.

PlayStation Phone + physical gaming buttons + Android SDK = the perfect Genesis, (S)NES, Gameboy, GBA emulator.

The console classics were never meant to be played with a touch screen. The gaming control button calls are all sitting there in the Android 2.3 SDK waiting for a kind programmer to make an unsigned console emulator app :)

Uvindu said:

You missed out a word in the sentence: "The first one, showing the device [???Running???] Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread), leaked out just last week!"

Its probably "Running" as I have shown above

Just Helping out

Guest said:

It is using a benchmarking program from android that is not optimised for this phone. I will be assuming the games will be optimised for the playstation phone since they will be creating a seperate market for it.

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