Hot off the heels of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 announcement for smartphones, Qualcomm launches its new Snapdragon G3x gaming platform as the corporate goals to make use of its cell prowess to take handheld gaming to a different stage.
The new chipset will make the most of among the better of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite Gaming applied sciences, reminiscent of an Adreno GPU, which is able to allow 144fps gaming and 10-bit HDR, with assist for 4K when hooked up to an exterior monitor or TV. It can even make the most of Snapdragon Sound for immersive audio whereas gaming.
Qualcomm additionally touts its industry-leading 5G and FastConnect 6900 with Wi-Fi 6 and 6E assist for low-latency gaming, preferrred for providers like Xbox Game Pass. That half is vital as a result of though the Snapdragon G3x is Android-based, Qualcomm says it’ll allow handheld gaming appropriate with a number of platforms, letting customers stream their favourite PC video games, Xbox, PS5, and extra.
To kick issues off, Qualcomm is partnering with Razer on a reference system for builders, which is smart given Razer makes among the finest gaming laptops and equipment just like the Razer Kishi.
“Razer is extremely excited to partner with Qualcomm Technologies and support them on their way to introduce new cutting-edge technology to the global gaming industry,” Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan says in a press release. “Together, Qualcomm Technologies and Razer will lead the way with new and innovative solutions that push the boundaries of fidelity and quality available in portable gaming, transforming the way these games are experienced.”
While the system does not signify an precise product from Razer, it does give builders and OEMs an concept of what Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon platform is able to.
The system encompasses a 6.65-inch Full HD+ OLED show with a refresh price that may attain 120Hz. On the entrance is a 5MP 1080p digicam for livestreaming aided by 5G mmWave/sub-6 assist and Wi-Fi 6E. There’s additionally built-in controller mapping from AKSys and a quad-speaker system powered by Snapdragon Sound. It’s mentioned to function a “large battery” so battery life should not be an issue.
Micah Knapp, Qualcomm’s senior director of product administration, says that whereas cell video games generate as much as $120 billion a yr, there’s a lack of devoted gadgets exterior of the most effective gaming smartphones.
Currently there actually are not any bespoke recreation gadgets within the cell area. The fascinating factor is that cell gaming is probably the most prevalent and quickest rising gaming section by far, but there are not any cell gadgets devoted solely to cell gaming. Because of this huge, unmet want, we constructed a handheld cell system devoted to gaming — one which satisfies this distinctive alternative inside the gaming section.
For now, we have constructed the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform — the chipset — and the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Developer Kit in order that builders can discover its capabilities and take full benefit of the controllers, large thermal headroom, and enormous, excessive body price display.
The new Snapdragon G3x Handheld Developer Kit is accessible now on Razer’s web site. It’s unclear when shoppers will have the ability to get their arms on Snapdragon G3x gadgets, however Knapp says that after builders get on board, “OEMs can come in and create the gaming hardware for consumers to enjoy.”