New images show the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY with HDMI-out functionality

New images show the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY with HDMI-out functionality
Needless to say that the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is one of the best things out there in terms of gaming on a mobile phone right now, but many still complain that one highly sought out feature is missing from the handset – it lacks HDMI-out support!

Surely becoming a standard feature amongst most high-end smartphones, HDMI-out functionality offers handset owners a mirrored experience that lets them interact with the phone normally – while having things being displayed on a high-def television. Well, a couple of new images just recently appeared showing off a distinguishable looking Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY that's connected to a television set via an HDMI cable of some sort.

It’s hard to say if this is some kind of new model or simply a modified version of the existing one, but it’s definitely allowing games to be viewed in full fidelity through the high-definition television set. Meticulously looking at the images, it’s rather hard to confirm if it’s showing some sort of HDMI-out port on the handset or relying on the microUSB port. Frankly, it’s definitely a nice thing to have on a device like the Xperia PLAY, but then again, the images can also prove to be nothing more than fakes.

Regardless, we’re sure that HDMI-out functionality is something that’s going to be a no-brainer offering with the next version of the handset.

Thanks Philip!

source: Sony Ericsson Xperia Blog via pocket-lint

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Xperia PLAY
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.41h 3G talk time)



1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

In the voice of Kyle's mom WHAT WHAT WHAT?

2. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

I already knew this

4. sinzim unregistered

To say that the Xperia Play is one of the best things out there in terms of gaming on a mobile phone surely can only relate to the inbuilt controls? In terms of hardware the phone looks to be a disappointment on paper, does this have anything on the dual core phones in terms of performance?

5. myah unregistered

it has a dedicated graphics card man its gunna run smoother when playing games video and even in web browsing...

6. guest unregistered

It looks like a micro usb to HDMI cord that will come out at some point would be my guess if the phone hasn't been modified. But, if it's an updated version that's going to get a lot of people upset like the "iphone" updates". Reminding me of that commercial where the guy just got his 3d tv and the truck next door has a giant pic of a 4d tv, hopefully is an accessory that will be brought out, especially since I should be grabbing a play sometime this week.

7. pingplayer01 unregistered

The PLAY doesn't have an hdmi port. I'm looking at our model in the store and its not there. It only has a micro usb port. They do have micro usb to hdmi cables though.

9. simple unregistered

most shop in Singapore actually connects play to the tv and plays video whole day long. Lol

10. ryq unregistered

so far all the reviews i read regarding this phone have been a disappointment. then you add the hacking problem at sony. back to the drawing board! sony!

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