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Rumor - PSP2 to have similar CPU and GPU of Apple's next-gen iPhone and iPad 


Sources close to French site 01.net have handed it some information on Sony's PSP2, based on the handheld's development kit, and the specs claim the portable will be using almost the same CPU & GPU combination as the rumored next iteration of iPad and iPhone.

According to the specs, Apple plans to use ARM Cortex A9 and the PowerVR SGX543 MP2 its next hardware models, and this is the same quad-core GPU size rumored for the PSP2. This would put all three systems on the same footing as the other.

Here's a list of the specs for further clarification, some of these are known already:

  • Screen: 5" OLED multi-touch screen
  • Control: A Multi-touch trackpad (rumored to be on the rear of the unit), four face buttons, two shoulder buttons, two analog sticks, directional pad
  • Resolution: 960 x 544
  • CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex A9
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX 543 MP4+
  • RAM: 1GB LPDDR2 in the Debug unit, with 512 MB possible in the retail unit
  • Storage: 16GB flash internal (like the PSP Go) and an SD slot
  • Connectivity: Wi-fi, 3G, and Bluetooth
  • Extras: Accelerometer, GPS, gyroscope, and two cameras: one front-facing and one rear-facing

According to the source, the new PSP will not be as wide, but longer than the current model, and have four times the resolution as the original PSP.

The rumors surrounding PSP2 and the PSP Phone are getting more fevered leading up to Thursday's Sony Meeting in Japan.

It would be nice to know all about both rumored systems by the end of the week, however, Bloomberg has reported Sony will announce its PS Phone at the Mobile World Congress in February, so we'll likely have to wait on that little nugget.

Thanks: Industry Gamers, NeoGAF.

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