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Xperia Stream gaming accent is not the PlayStation cellphone we pined for


When Sony previewed a gaming-themed Xperia announcement final week, the optimists amongst us solely had one factor in thoughts – a brand new Sony PlayStation-themed smartphone.

What really adopted at Sony’s “Born To Sport” YouTube stream (beneath), didn’t fairly match as much as the hopes for a non secular successor for the underrated Xperia Play, however is fairly cool and helpful nonetheless.

Sony introduced a brand new clip-on cooling accent for the brand new Xperia 1 IV smartphone, known as the Xperia Stream. It’s designed to show the cellphone into a correct gaming hub to rival the ASUS ROG Telephone vary.

It features a “complete cooling system” that may make sure the handset stays cool even when taking part in demanding video games for lengthy intervals of time. Sony says the system “drives airflow alongside the physique of the Xperia 1 IV making a steady air stream.”

A Sport Enhancer portal displays the pressure on the system and controls the fan as required, as a way to regulate the general temp. This, the corporate says, will assist to make sure secure efficiency.

Sony has additionally included a bunch of ports within the Xperia Stream accent, with a HDMI port supporting full HD gaming at 120Hz, a USB-C port to maintain the cellphone itself charged, whereas there’s additionally a 3.5mm audio jack and direct LAN connectivity.

The HDMI and LAN connectivity wouldn’t work too nicely for handheld gaming, however can be glorious for connecting to a monitor or TV to take pleasure in video games on the cellphone.

Sony Xperia Stream

“Xperia Stream was conceived following discussions with eSports gamers concerning the rigorous calls for {of professional} gaming. To problem for world championships, professional players want to have the ability to play for prolonged intervals with the very best high quality gaming settings enabled,” Sony says. “So Xperia Stream combines excellent cooling efficiency with simple cable administration and a cushty form for hour after hour of high-intensity play.”

The Xperia Stream can be obtainable as an add-on or with the cellphone, or collectively as an Xperia 1 IV Gaming Version. Sony has solely introduced pricing and availability for Japan right now. The accent goes on sale on October 14 for 23,100 yen, which is about £140 (h/t Android Police).

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