Sony Ericsson has officially unveiled the XPERIA Play, the Android handset commonly referred to as the “PlayStation Phone.” XPERIA Play is probably Sony Ericsson’s worst kept secret. The gaming phone keeps leaking every week revealing even more of its specs to the public.
The pre-release unit has 315MB for apps, but Android already allows memory card installations so no biggie here. As you already know, the XPERIA Play is based on the same Qualcomm MSM8255 platform as the XPERIA Arc. It’s the second-gen Snapdragon with improved graphics performance thanks to the updated Adreno 205 GPU.
There’s also the PlayStation Pocket app, which will allow downloading of exclusive games to the phone. The rest of the XPERIA Play UI seems to be the same identical to what we saw on the XPERIA Arc. Timescape and the new Media menu are also on board.
Official ad – Introducing the World’s first Sony PlayStation™ certified smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY.