Valves Steam Deck could soon get competition. Already at the beginning of this year, it was reported that even Qualcomm allegedly has plans for a mobile console. According to leaked presentation films Qualcomm seems to work together with Racer on a separate handheld console. Although the console is not yet officially confirmed, the opportunities are good that they are presented on the currently taking place Snapdragon Tech Summit.
A snapdragon handheld console
Qualcomm seems to work with Racer on a new handheld console containing the not yet officially announced Snapdragon G3X processor. The console information comes from hand-handed presentation foils published by Videocam.
It describes the new device as Snapdragon G3x Handheld Developer Kit, suggesting that it is aimed primarily software developer and manufacturer. For example, you could develop your own software and hardware based on Qualcomm's Mobile Gaming Technology.
What is included in the Snapdragon G3X handheld?
As already in the name, the previously unannounced Racer device will contain the new Snapdragon G3X processor, which was specially developed for the handheld console. The device offers a 120Hz HDR OLED display with HDR support and has a large 6000 mAh battery.
Other specifications of the handheld gaming device include a USB-C port for XR accessories, support for DisplayPort over USB-C and a 1080p webcam. In addition, the console Wi-Fi and Bluetooth should be and supported 5g.
Videocam notes that the device could be able to support games of services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now.
When is the Racer console announced?
There are no details when the developer kit could be officially announced. But since Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Tech Summit is currently taking place in Hawaii, it is likely that it will be revealed there soon.
In addition to the information about the new console, Videocam has also received presentation foils for Qualcomm's latest processor for smartphones. This was presented to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which should have a 20 percent faster and 30 percent more energy-efficient CPU.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 was officially presented yesterday as part of the Snapdragon Tech Summit. The Summit runs from 30 . November to December 1st, so there is still the chance that the console is revealed on the second and thus last day.
From Dina Makovich Author 01.12.2021 at 12:46
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