Today, VideoCardz revealed that the Qualcomm Snapdragon, in collaboration with Razer, has begun developing a new device kit for next-gen mobile gaming. The leak shows the next-gen Qualcomm processors for their 2022 products, including the Snapdragon G3x, which is built exclusively for a handheld game console.
This development kit includes a device that looks and feels a lot like the latest handheld consoles, with two controllers on either side of a screen that spans the entire body.
Among its key features are an OLED panel with HDR quality, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, and a large 6,000 mAh battery. Additionally, some of the processor’s benefits are noted, such as 5G mmWave connectivity, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2. The presence of a 1080p front camera perhaps catches more attention.
As of the time of writing, neither company has commented on the matter, this isn’t the first time, Razer feels the market for portable consoles or handheld computers, though judging by the details shown in this development kit, everything points to the Taiwanese company launching a device aimed at broadcasting games this time.
On the other hand, while there appears to be no direct link at this time, we were able to glimpse some of the specifications of the new Qualcomm flagship chipset along with this slide. The device will be marketed as a game streaming device that will enable Xbox Game Cloud, local console streaming, and even PC streaming.
In comparison to the current flagship Qualcomm SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 CPU will be 20% quicker and 30% more energy efficient. The 8 Gen1 will be built on a 4nm process and will have a 4th generation Adreno GPU.
The new Qualcomm design would result in a 30% increase in GPU performance and a 25% reduction in power consumption. Surprisingly, the GPU should perform 60 percent quicker under Vulkan. All of this is in comparison to the prior generation.
As stated above, this does not rule out the possibility of a second model aimed at a higher-end market, but it does allow us to provide something more relevant to the filtration of this portable console.