Qualcomm and Razer show off their first handheld gaming console Snapdragon G3x Devkit


Qualcomm and Razer show off the first Snapdragon G3x Devkit for Android mobile gaming
Aside from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (also known as Snapdragon 898) and the new computing platform chipset, Qualcomm is also taking a shot at the mobile gaming sector with its new Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform. As explained in our dedicated article linked here, you will learn that the American chip maker is looking to usher in the era of Android mobile gaming. Well, to show this future, Qualcomm has developed a handheld gaming device using Razer.

Qualcomm + Razer mobile game developer suite launched

To demonstrate the capabilities of the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform, Qualcomm . has Partnered with Razer to develop the first Snapdragon G3x Handheld game developer suite. It’s a portable console that looks like Valve’s Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch at first glance. It is designed to give OEMs a prototype to develop their own portable consoles. Developers can get the developer toolkit starting today.

“Together, Qualcomm Technologies and Razer will lead the way with innovative new solutions that push the boundaries of resolution and quality available in mobile gaming, transforming the way these games are experienced.” Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said in an official statement.

Razer Portable Game Console Specifications

Razer Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Portable Game Console

Now, you must be wondering – What are the specifications of the Razer portable game console developer kit? Well, we have broken down the key specs of this developer kit here:

  • This portable gaming device includes a file 6.65 inch OLED screen With Full HD + resolution, 120Hz refresh rate support and 10-bit HDR certification.
  • I think there is no doubt about the fact that the device is powered by the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform. There is also support for mmWave 5G, sub-6 5G and Wi-Fi 6E in the connectivity front. This will enable you to stream games from your console or the cloud using Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service with ease.
  • The development kit also supports files Built-in control layout From AKSys to enable OEM / Game Developers to customize the controls to best suit their game needs.
  • You also get a 5MP webcam on top of the screen, along with two 4-way microphones and speakers powered by Snapdragon Sound, to give you a decent setup for streaming Android games live online.

Could the Snapdragon G3x usher in an era of Android mobile gaming devices?

As my colleague Subin emphasized in his detailed explanation, the Snapdragon G3x is an ambitious attempt to advance in the mobile gaming space and build an ecosystem for Android mobile game consoles. While the market has already gone inundated with a range of gaming-focused smartphones offering top-specs, built-in cooling fans, RGB flair, and powerful gaming accessories, do we need an all-in-one solution for Android mobile consoles? Qualcomm certainly thinks there’s a place to carve it out here, and it’s running out of the gate with one of America’s largest peripheral makers. What do you think of the Snapdragon G3x gaming platform? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.


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