PlayStation Portal Teardown Reveals Unimpressive Internal Hardware


A while back, Sony launched the PlayStation Portal, a handheld device meant to be used alongside the PS5 as a streaming tablet of sorts. Priced at $199, the Portal is a rather interesting product on its own, given that it’s primarily meant to be used as a companion device and not as a standalone handheld console – with that in mind, there might be a good reason for this, after all.

Recently, a teardown from YouTuber Jacob R. revealed that the PlayStation Portal packed some rather “basic” hardware, most notably in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chip, a 11nm mobile processor from 2019 which powered mostly budget and midrange Android devices. Based on the hardware, this could be the main reason why the device was delegated as a streaming handheld.

By comparison, other streaming handhelds such as the Logitech G Handheld at least came with a Snapdragon 720G, which is arguably a more capable SoC. The Logitech Handheld also allowed users to download apps directly from the Google PlayStore, and even sideload them by accessing a “traditional” Android interface.

Unlike Sony’s past handhelds like the PSP and PS Vita, the PS Portal does not come with its own library of games – instead, the device will need to connect to the same Wifi network as a user’s PS5 in order to stream games from the console itself. Other features include an 8-inch LCD touchscreen situated in the center, which comes with a 1080p resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate.

Source: Notebook Check

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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