Sony replaces Vita’s five-inch OLED screen with an LCD panel

PlayStation Vita Slims down

Sony’s gaming handheld has been given a makeover.

The PlayStation Vita Slim measures 20 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter than the original Vita, and also now comes in a selection of extra colours.

Inside, the components have also been improved, with Sony saying that battery life has been extended to around six hours total. The quad-core Cortex A9 processor, 512MB of RAM and 128MB of video memory provide the same horsepower as the first Vita, but 1GB of internal storage capacity is also now included.

The biggest change to the Slim is the replacement of the Vita’s five-inch OLED screen with an LCD panel.

Outside, a micro USB charging port has been added. Unlike the Vita, the Vita Slim no longer offers the option of 3G connectivity, sticking with Wi-Fi only.

Controls-wise, the Vita Slim largely retains the look and feel of its predecessor. Minor changes have been made to the shape of some buttons, and the power LED has been repositioned.

The Vita Slim includes a ‘mega pack’ games bundle, including several critically acclaimed indie titles such as Hotline Miami and Thomas Was Alone. It can be used to play some PS4 games using Remote Play functionality.

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