This Wednesday (01), Qualcomm Introduced a new category in its portfolio: processors for handheld consoles. The company announced the launch of Snapdragon G3x During the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021 to be held in Hawaii.
The new product brings the technology of the well-known Snapdragon Elite Gaming to portable devices, allowing them to play Android games, titles in the cloud, and even stream games from other consoles or PCs.
The Snapdragon G3x is Qualcomm’s new SoC for handheld consoles (Image: Qualcomm)
In technical terms, the new chipset has an Adreno GPU to run games at 144 fps and with HDR10, while the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 offers compatibility with Wi-Fi 6/6e and 5G mmWave and sub-6 networks. The chip supports connecting virtual reality glasses via USB-C and also allows you to connect a 4K TV to use the console as a controller.
Razer Portable Console
To showcase the firepower of its new platform, Qualcomm has partnered with Razer To release the so-called “Snapdragon G3x Handheld Developer Kit”, a tool that will help developers and manufacturers build their own software and hardware powered by the G3x.
The Razer Portable console aims to encourage other developers to use the Snapdragon G3x (Image: Qualcomm)
Razer models include a 6.65-inch Full HD+ OLED screen with HDR10, 120Hz refresh rate, 5MP webcam with 1080p resolution and two microphones, Wi-Fi 6/6e, 5G mmWave and sub-compatibility-6, Bluetooth 5.2 and 6,000 is mAh. Battery.
This isn’t the first time Qualcomm has partnered with manufacturers to encourage the development of embedded products with their processors. In mid-May of this year, for example, a partnership with Microsoft resulted in a mini PC with ARM architecture.
* Journalist traveled to Hawaii at the invitation of Qualcomm.