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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gets Tested, Previewed, Analyzed (Video)

The folks of Engadget managed to score one of the most wanted items at the moment: an Xperia Play unit, aka the PSP Phone we’ve all been waiting for. Keep in mind that this device hasn’t yet been unveiled, so this unofficial preview involves a prototype, analyzed by the famous tech blog.

The PlayStation Phone, also known under the codename Zeus is Gingerbread material, with HSDPA support, a 4 inch multitouch 854 x 480 LCD, just like the one on the Xperia X10 model. Powering this screen there’s a Bravia engine, just like in the case of the Xperia Arc. Under the hood of the Xperia Play you’ll find a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, that can go up to 1.2GHz and it also uses an Adreno 205 GPU.

512MB RAM will also aid the gaming experience and generate impressive Quadrant results (1,689) and 59fps on Neocore. Too bad that WiFi doesn’t work in this prototype version and Engadget also had some trouble with the buttons, which you’ll learn about in the preview. The battery on this handset is a 1500mAh unit, one that’s interchangeable with the X10 and provides a full day of functioning with the 3G connection active and plenty of action.

The camera at the back of the smartphone is a 5MP one, with the same technology as the one of the Arc model and generating impressive, sharp pictures, with vibrant colors. More details in the full preview, here.