PS5 handheld: PlayStation's on-the-go games in your palms

PS5 handheld costs only $200 and possesses the ability to play every PS5 game through Wi-Fi
An undated image shows Sonys handheld device, the PlayStation Portable. — Anandtech
An undated image shows Sony's handheld device, the PlayStation Portable. — Anandtech

On-the-go gaming is all about having such a console that could hand you unwavering and undisturbed gaming prowess while resting in your hands.

However, given the immensely broad range of competent console makers on the market, fetching an affordable and efficient handheld gaming console could be a wearisome task to accomplish.

Nevertheless, these days mark to be an exception as Sony has emerged on the scene to regain the ground of handhelds.

PlayStation Portable (PS5 handheld)

Sony is about to surface a remarkable handheld gaming device namely “PlayStation Portable” which brings all the PS5 games into your palm.

The device costs only $200 and possesses the ability to play every PS5 game through Wi-Fi, the reason it is called a PS5 handheld.

The PlayStation Portable is a part of Sony's Project Q which it announced in March 2023.

Moreover, as the device is set to release in November 2023, it has been available on pre-orders since August 31.

PS5 handheld specs and features

The PlayStation Portable assimilates so much with PS5 with a DualSense controller and a giant display fused.

Featuring an immersive eight-inch LCD screen display with 1080p resolution at 60fps, it will solely rely on a solid internet connection.

That being said, in case you run out of Wi-Fi, then you’ll be caught off guard.

It brings a 3.5mm headphone jack to let users plug in a wired headphone while immersing in games on this handheld gaming console.

The handheld is expected to be powered by an MT8365 processor with powers close to the Logitech G-Cloud as that could dish out 1080p resolution at 60FPS on cloud gaming.

The MT8365 processor can support DDR4 RAM along with eMMC storage.

As the company hasn’t removed the curtain off the actual specs and features of the handheld, it is expected to boast an ultra-low powered system-on-chips (SoC) like the one seen with Logitech G-Cloud and Abxylute’s Cloud Gaming Consoles.

The battery of the handheld would allow users to easily have seven to 10-hour longer gaming sessions on one single charge.

DISCLAIMER: The price has been taken as of Oct 30, 2023, and is subject to change over time.