Razer’s Qualcomm-powered handheld has been revealed

Qualcomm is collaborating with Razer to deliver a new portable gaming console development kit. The kit will be based on Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon G3X processor.

Good news for all you gamers out there: it looks like Qualcomm is collaborating with Razer to deliver a new development kit for portable gaming devices, This kit will be based on the upcoming Snapdragon G3X processor. VideoCardz has published some leaked slides, which refer to the device as a “Snapdragon G3X handheld device development kit”. It is believed that this kit is intended to help them develop their own hardware and software powered by Qualcomm’s mobile gaming technology.

What will Qualcomm’s handheld console do?

As well as the new Snapdragon G3X processor, the console is expected to offer a 6,000mAh battery, a USB-C port for XR accessories, a 1080p webcam, DisplayPort support via USB-C and “incredible ergonomics and feel”, It is expected to feature an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. The display could also support HDR. Wireless connectivity options could include 5G mmWave, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. According to VideoCardz, the device may only be able to stream games from services such as xCloud.

What features will Qualcomm’s handheld console have?

In other news, VideoCardz has released slides showing Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship smartphone processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is expected to be 30 percent more energy efficient, have a 20 percent faster CPU and 30 percent faster GPU.

Smartphone manufacturers have already started to unveil their models equipped with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: The Xiaomi 12, RealMe GT 2 Pro and Moto Edge X30 are the first smartphones to be equipped with the new processor (two of them – the Moto Edge X30 and Xiaomi 12 – will be launched in December, the third one will be presented in the next quarter).

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