Razer's Qualcomm-powered handheld console leaks2021-12-01 19:14 by Daniela
Tags: Razer, Qualcomm
Qualcomm has created a new video game console called the Snapdragon G3x. The dedicated gaming device is custom-built for cloud gaming and lets players stream games from their consoles or PC. The console resembles a Nintendo Switch but runs Android games. It has a 6.65-inch screen and a built-in controller. There's only one catch: You won't be able to buy one.
The Snapdragon G3x is a developer-only concept. Qualcomm and Razer teamed up to make a dev kit available to any developer who's interested in playing with it. According to Qualcomm, the device is not currently planned for a market run. The company has created similar products in the past with mobile hardware dev kits.
"For now, we've built the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform - the chipset - and the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Developer Kit so that developers can explore its capabilities and take full advantage of the controllers, massive thermal headroom, and large, high frame rate screen," says Qualcomm Senior Director of Product Management Micah Knapp.
Qualcomm's G3x is a gaming-optimized variation on its premium mobile phone chips, with Adreno GPU and Qualcomm's Kryo CPU. Actual gaming performance specifics are still a little fuzzy, though: clock speeds and chip details weren't provided. Qualcomm's promising more consistent performance and higher frame rate on these processors, and emphasizing the TV output with high frame rate as an additional perk.
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