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Qualcomm is working on Android console to compete with Nintendo Switch: report

Qualcomm has a new device in the works and it is said to be a rival to the Nintendo Switch on Android. The company is working on a “less traditional” design powered by its Snapdragon silicone, a source familiar with the company’s strategy said, as mentioned in a report by Android Police.

The report goes on to mention that the internal images of the new Qualcomm console feature a very Switch-like design, with detachable controls and gamepad buttons on either side.

The device is also said to have a bulky bezel which should help the processor run faster while still allowing for better cooling and a larger battery to stay in the system. The report also mentions that the large frame will be packaged in a 6,000mAh battery.

The Qualcomm handheld device will also apparently support similar display capabilities as the Nintendo Switch. This means that the device will be able to connect to an external display to bring your game to a larger screen.

However, it is currently unclear what type of port the device will actually have for display. We could see either a dedicated mini-HDMI port or a USB C display output port, which seems more likely. The device should also support SD card and run Android 12 with its own launcher.

The device reportedly supports Google’s Play Store apps as well as the expected support for the Epic Games Store. Qualcomm also plans to build its own content portal, but it’s unclear whether the company will partner with cloud gaming services like Google Stadia or Nvidia GeForce Now.

Scheduled launch

Qualcomm reportedly plans to launch the device in Q1 2022, suggesting it could launch with a new Snapdragon chip the company could unveil by then. The company could use one of the Snapdragon 800 series chips or develop a new chip customized specifically for the device.

The listed price for the device could be around $ 300, but that might not include the controllers. The company also plans to ship the console directly to customers.

Steam, Lenovo is also launching into the game of portable consoles

Steam will also launch the Steam Deck later this year in December. The portable console would support the installation of third-party software and operating systems, making it a real PC in your hands.

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Lenovo is also launching the Lenovo Legion Play, which is also slated to be an Android-powered handheld console that the company originally planned to launch at MWC 2021. With all the new entries, the handheld market will be worth watching for the year. next.


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