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Xperia Stream gaming accent is not the PlayStation telephone 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 truly adopted at Sony’s “Born To Recreation” YouTube stream (under), didn’t fairly match as much as the hopes for a religious 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, referred to as the Xperia Stream. It’s designed to show the telephone into a correct gaming hub to rival the ASUS ROG Cellphone vary.

It features a “whole 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 Recreation Enhancer portal displays the pressure on the system and controls the fan as required, with a view to regulate the general temp. This, the corporate says, will assist to make sure steady 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 telephone 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 might be wonderful for connecting to a monitor or TV to take pleasure in video games on the telephone.

Sony Xperia Stream

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

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

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