Qualcomm is reportedly working with Razer to develop a new gaming handheld developer kit based on the company's upcoming Snapdragon G3X processor. A set of slides leaked and published by VideoCardz call the new device the "Snapdragon G3X Handheld Developer Kit".
The device is said to be aimed at developers and software developers and will help them create their own products powered by the Qualcomm chip. The post also released slides detailing Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, which has now been officially released, making the developer kit update likely to be true.
The device is said to have a port USB-C for XR accessories, 6.000 mAh battery, support for Display Port via USB-C and 1080p webcam. There is also an OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. The device will reportedly be able to stream games directly from services such as xCloud.
There are currently no details on when Qualcomm will officially announce the developer kit, but the company's current three-day annual summit in Hawaii is the most likely timeline for the unveiling.
The company is not new to the launch hardware as seen from the release of Windows in ARM developer PC earlier this year, which targeted software developers to help them develop ARM applications for PC-based Snapdragon.
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The Qualcomm device could be the latest in expected additions to the gaming console market. While we already have the Valve-powered Steam Deck device from AMD, there are also more "players" ready to release similar devices. These include Lenovo and Alienware, which have already introduced prototypes.
Source of information: indianexpress.com