SonyEricsson Xperia Play Goes Under The Knife For a Full Tear-Down


Whether you’re a phone fan or a gamer, you’d understandably be pretty excited to get your hands on a SonyEricsson Xperia Play “PlayStation Phone” in advance of its release: brag to your friends, maybe even try to flip it on eBay, sure. Chinese site TGBUS decided to go in another direction, and has taken a screwdriver to its Xperia Play, showing us the first complete dissection of the Android smartphone.

To be fair, the TGBUS guys already have had their fun showing off the phone, and have so cleanly and precisely disassembled their Xperia Play that the phone should be perfectly fine once they put it back together. All the same, we’d likely be shaking too much to hold the screwdriver securely.

For close-ups on the phone’s camera sensor, RAM chip, cellular modem, touchscreen controller, and all the rest of the components that make up the Play, check out the full gallery of tear-down pictures available at TGBUS.

In other Xperia Play news, a video has surfaced showing original PlayStation games running on the smartphone. While this is just the work of an emulator, consider it a tease as to the sort of content we could be seeing once the Play is finally released.

Source: TGBUS (Chinese)

Via: Xperia Blog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!