NGP: Official technical specs outlined

By on January 27, 2011

Sony drops the bombshell with a detailed technical rundown of the system’s specifications.

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Following the big Sony NGP announcement earlier this morning, the company has released a fully detailed spec sheet with the exact technical specifications of its forthcoming handheld.

The official press release for the new device confirmed the processor type, GPU, and some heavy stats, including the 16 million colors on the display of the OLED screen, as well as plenty of other extra features such as the two cameras on the back and the front of the Next Generation Portable.

Sony claimed that the new console has the most advanced CPU on a handheld or portable device, the processor is a Quad Core labeled as “ARM Cortex-A9”. Furthermore, the SGX GPU is described to be “roughly 4x as powerful as any portable device”, according to Epic Games Boss, Tim Sweeny.

Full specifications:

CPU: ARM CortexTM-A9 core (4 core)
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) Rear touch pad. Multi-touch pad (capacitive type).
Cameras: Front camera, Rear camera.
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. 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)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR ?A2DP/AVRCP/HSP.


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