PlayStation Phone gets preliminary benchmark resultsBy Emil Protalinski
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.