Qualcomm is increasing its investment in gaming with platform The new Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, which manufacturers can use to make portable gaming consoles similar to the Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck.
The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 is an Android-based platform designed to allow you to play Android games, stream games from your console or PC, or play games via cloud gaming services.
The basis of the platform is the new G3x chip. It has an Adreno GPU, similar to current Qualcomm smartphone chips, that lets you play games at a refresh rate of up to 144fps.
It also supports sub-6Hz 5G, mmWave, and Wi-Fi 6E for fast networks. And if you want to connect G3x-powered devices to other displays, the chip supports output to a 4K display or connection to a Mixed Reality headset via the USB-C port.
The G3x also includes the company’s Snapdragon Sound platform, which is designed to improve sound quality when listening to music with supported wireless headphones.
And to help market her vision of what she believes the G3x platform can do. Qualcomm has partnered with Razer via a developer group device.
The handheld device is powered by a G3x chip, and has a 6.65-inch OLED screen that supports 120Hz refresh rates. It also includes a 5MP webcam on the front so that players can livestream while playing the game.
Qualcomm is trying to embrace the gaming market
Interested developers register for the collection through Location Razer on the web. But the company said it’s not a Razer device.
“This is not an advertisement for Razer hardware,” Justin Kony, director of global partnerships at Razer, said in a statement. The Snapdragon G3x developer suite is a Qualcomm device. By working with Qualcomm on this collaborative partnership. We aim to bring in more publishers and developers and realize our shared vision of creating the future of mobile gaming.
It is not clear when we might see actual devices from manufacturers for other devices. “We’re focused on the developer community at the moment,” said Micah Knapp of Qualcomm in brief. The devices are up to the equipment manufacturer in terms of their time of arrival.
Qualcomm has achieved success with its AR/VR-focused XR platform. The XR2 chip powers the Quest 2 standalone headset.