Qualcomm has presented during its annual event in Hawaii something very different from what the processor manufacturer has accustomed us to.
And it is that in addition to its new high-end chip Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the American company has announced the launch of a new platform that will seek to give a boost to the world of portable consoles based on Android.
It is a portable console called the Snapdragon G3x Handheld Developer Kit (working name), which includes the Snapdragon G3x, a new dedicated chip for computer services. streaming games like xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming infrastructure.
The chip gives the hardware a 5G modem with mmWave support and the ability to use 120Hz OLED displays with HDR and Bluetooth 5.2.
The developer console has been created in collaboration with Razer and features a 6.65-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Like the Nintendo Switch, this device can be connected to a television, although it offers much higher resolution than the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo’s modular console, as users could play games in 4K HDR.
The chassis of the device reminds us of Valve’s Steam Deck, with two joysticks, a crosshead, several action buttons as well as triggers, a USB-C port to connect other devices and a 5 MP camera.
According to Qualcomm, the device is not intended to be released to the market, but as a specific tool for developers. The company has created similar products in the past such as mobile hardware development kits.