Engadget just posted a video of this phone going through the paces with NeoCore, Qualcomm’s graphics benchmarking app. Interestingly, it only posted as 24.4 frames per second. This is, of course, a very experimental build and will almost certainly get better.
Just a reminder, this is what we hear from a little birdie:
- The screen is “mind-blowing,” on par (at least by the tipster’s eye) with the iPhone 4â€²s Retina display. The person giving them the rundown on the display indicated that some of Sony’s Bravia technology has trickled in here, with Sony Ericsson considering leveraging the Bravia brand when highlighting the display.
- It won’t ship in time for the holidays, with our tipster saying it was “nowhere near ready.” According to their Sony Ericsson rep, the company is off-the-record-officially aiming for February. At this point, a launch scheduled around Mobile World Congress is nearly certain.
- Sony Ericsson currently has the off-contract price floating somewhere around $500, with that purchase including 5 free games.
- It’s unclear whether the “Playstation Phone” is capable of running actual (downloaded) PSP games.
- Games will be priced like mobile games, not like PSP games. In other words, expect sub-$10, not sub-$40.
- The tipster confirmed that the “Z-System” name often thrown around the rumor mill is still in play, and that Sony Ericsson reps used it to describe both the gaming platform and the distribution center. It’s still unclear whether the game distribution will be done in a standalone application or through the Android Market, but our tipster was told that Google was working closely with Sony Ericsson to try and bring it all into a section of the Android Market exclusive to these devices.
Enjoy the video.