PS Vita Specs Revealed

The PS Vita isn’t due out until the end of the year and we’ve seen hardware and software demo’s online and at E3 but for the hardcore amongst you, you’re probably wondering what exactly will be powering the portable. Well wonder no more as the tech specs have been released into the wild and are here your perusal 🙂 Some incredible power in there including the 4 core processor which will give it some serious portable power grunt. No wonder games like Uncharted and Bioshock are going to be possible on this machine. Topped with 2 touchscreens, cameras and six-axis capabilities, this portable, come the end of the year, will be flying off store shelves worldwide.

AR Cortex-A9 core (4 core)



External Dimensions:

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

Front touchscreen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, approx. 16 million colours, OLED multi touch screen, capacitive type.

Rear touch pad:
Multi touch pad, capacitive type.


Front camera.
Rear camera.
Frame rate: 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA).
Resolution: Up to 640×480(VGA).


Built-in stereo speakers.
Built-in microphone.


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer).
Three-axis electronic compass.


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 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.


Built-in Lithium-ion Battery.
AC adaptor.

Supported AudioVideo content

  • Music

MP3 MPEG – 1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM).

  • Videos

MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC). H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Hi/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC).

  • Photos

JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG.

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