The PlayStation Portal, PlayStation’s first Remote Play dedicated device, will feature battery life that’s comparable to the DualSense Wireless Controller for PS5. This is according to a hands-on preview of the new PS5 handheld that CNET has published, a portion of which claims Sony is “targeting something similar to the DualSense” in regards to the device’s battery life. That would imply that the PlayStation Portal has around seven to nine hours of battery life, which some say “f*cking sucks.” The PlayStation Portal is available for pre-order now for $199.99 ahead of its release on November 15, 2023.
PlayStation Portal Remote Player Key Features
- Play your game collection
- PlayStation Portal Remote Player can play compatible games you have installed on your PS5 console, including your favorite games for PS5 and PS4.
- Experience breathtaking immersion with DualSense wireless controller features
- Feel the immersive power of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in supported games. Responsive vibrations react to your in‑game choices and simulate environmental factors. Dynamic resistance mimics the tension of interactions with in‑game gear and objects in select PS5 games.
- Beautiful 8” LCD screen
- Take in every exquisite detail of your favorite games as they come alive on a brightly lit and gorgeous full HD screen.
- 60fps capable at 1080p resolution
- PlayStation Portal Remote Player can deliver silky-smooth gameplay at up to 60fps with high image clarity on its 1080p resolution screen.
- Get gaming fast
- PlayStation Portal Remote Player is a purpose-built device dedicated to delivering an incredible remote play experience. That means you can turn it on, press a button to connect to your PS5 console and get right to playing with remarkable speed.
- No TV needed to play and no living room required.
- Since PlayStation Portal Remote Player lets you stream games over your home Wi-Fi, you can play your PS5 console even when someone else is using the TV it’s connected to. Simply turn on PlayStation Portal Remote Player and you’re good to go.
While I was quite happy with the display, I’d prefer an OLED panel instead of LCD due to the brighter, higher contrast and greater color gamut, especially after being spoiled by the Nintendo Switch OLED for the last couple years. It’s also worth noting that Sony’s last handheld, the PlayStation Vita, had an OLED screen.
The Portal is light, probably somewhere between a Switch and a Steam Deck. No definitive battery life was given but the company is targeting something similar to the DualSense controller’s, which is typically around seven to nine hours.