Playstation Vita Specs Officially Released

August 18, 2011, By Christian Davis

Before you spend a bunch of money on something more expensive than your current outfit, it’d probably be a good idea to know what you’re getting with it. The Playstation Vita is without a doubt a handheld that you’ll want to play with especially since it’s being compared to a miniature PS3. With phrases like that, it’d need to be pretty powerful.

 

That’s enough talking right now though. Here are the specs:

  • Platform Name: PlayStation Vita
  • Model number: PCH-1000 series
  • CPU: ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 core (4 core)
  • GPU: SGX543MP4+
  • External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
  • Screen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED (Touch screen) Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
  • Main memory: 512MB
  • VRAM: 128MB
  • Rear touch pad: Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
  • Cameras:
    – Front camera, Rear camera
    – Frame rate: 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)
    – Resolution: Up to 640×480(VGA)
  • Sound: Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in microphone
  • Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic, compass
  • Location: Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only), Wi-Fi location service support
  • Keys / Switches:
    – PS button
    – Power button
    – Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
    – Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
    – Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
    – Right stick, Left stick
    – START button, SELECT button
    – Volume buttons (+/-)
  • Wireless communications:
    – Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
    – IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
    – Bluetooth(R) 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
  • Slots/Ports:
    – PlayStation Vita card slot
    – Memory card slot
    – SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
    – Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio (Stereo Out /Mono In), Serial data communication), Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio (Stereo Out/Mono In))
    – Accessory port
  • Power: Built-In Lithium-ion Battery,AC adaptor
  • Supported Music: MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)
  • AV content: WAVE (Linear PCM)
  • Videos: MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)
  • Photos: JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

Now, that’s a handheld. Even though the 3DS is great and is in 3D (obviously), and is experiencing some phenomenal price drops, I’d easily sacrifice 3D for games that look like their console counterpart. Who’s excited for the PS Vita? Let us know in the comments.

 

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