At a press conference in Japan, Sony has just announced a brand new PlayStation Vita. The new model is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the first-generation Vita, measuring 15 mm thick and weighing 219 grams. It has 1GB of built-in storage, Micro USB charging, and an all-new LCD display — the previous model used OLED. Despite being thinner and lighter, Sony says the new model will last an extra hour on its built-in battery, bringing the total battery life up to six hours.
The new Vita will come in six colors: white, black, blue, yellow, pink, and olive green. Sony is also cutting the price of its proprietary memory cards in Japan (a move that we assume will be repeated internationally), as well as introducing a new 64GB card. It's scheduled for release in Japan on October 10th, but there's no information on an international release date yet.