In the early 2000s, Sony Ericsson was one of those who developed different areas in the field of mobile devices. Therefore, he had to emphasize music lovers under the Walkman phone brand, and a phone called CyberShot was introduced for camera lovers. In 2005, the Sony Ericsson S500 appeared, which was launched for gamers, but it did not get much popularity.
However, Sony Ericsson did not leave gaming mobile phones and in 2011 introduced the Xperia Play Gaming smartphone, where they added the functionality of the PlayStation Portable with the capabilities of the phone. But most users did not understand the idea and the device was waiting for the failure.
The latest rumors say that between the increasing popularity of gaming smartphones, Sony has remembered its experiments on the creation of gaming phones and is preparing to release the second-generation Sony Xperia Play 2.
The rumor is that it will be a combination of consoles and smartphones, which are made in slider form factor. Game buttons and analog sticks will be hidden in the bottom of the device, which can be accessed by sliding the screen. There will be a button on the front panel, whose design resembles the PlayStation controller. What the smartphone will really look like, it’s definitely not known. This is a news leak that is based on the Sony Gaming smartphone rumors of the concepts created by enthusiasts.
A heart of the Sony Xperia Play 2 will be the Snapdragon 855 SoC along with 12GB of RAM, and 128GB of native storage. It is heard that the following year, the company is stopping production of PlayStation Vita Handheld Console and it has been assumed that they will be replaced by gaming smartphones.