The N-Gage Rides Again? Qualcomm’s Announces Their G3x Handheld Gaming Gubbins
The Qualcomm G3x Is Mightier Than A PSP, More Nimble Than A Shield …
It might look a bit like a Nintendo Switch but the Qualcomm G3x is a little more flexible, able to play Sony PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Android games. It is powered by a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 SoC which contains an Adreno GPU and a Kryo CPU, though the pedigree is a bit of an unknown but it is capable of pushing up to 144Hz. That performance level will be important as the Qualcomm G3x comes with a 120Hz OLED screen, and is intended to be able to simultaneously display your game at that refresh rate, capture the game, and video from the built in 1080p camera, composite them all and stream them to the cloud so people can watch you play live.
The device has a 6000mAh battery which should last you a bit and connectivity includes Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G millimeter wave, of course. There is a USB-C port for peripherals, or you can use it to stream to a TV in up to 4K resolution if you so desire, though your results might vary. If you pop by The Register you can read a bit more about it and some other late announcements from Qualcomm.
On first glance, Qualcomm's new G3x handheld gaming device looks to be a mashup of Sony's now dead PlayStation Portable and Nvidia's Shield portable gaming console. It has a screen in the middle, with gaming controls protruding downwards on the side.