27 May 2021
Qualcomm is reportedly working on a new hardware device similar to the Nintendo Switch handheld gaming console. The report is coming from Android Police citing an anonymous familiar with the developments. This particular device will come powered with Android which would make it compatible with a wide range of titles.
The report reveals that this mysterious Qualcomm gaming device looks exactly like the Nintendo Switch. It features dual detachable controllers that will let users play games with ease. There will be support for microSD cards so that storage space can be expanded for installing a higher number of games. It will also have 5G connectivity support and the Android 12 operating system.
The display panel on the device is tipped to be 6.5-inches tall with Full HD+ resolution. There is a 6,000mAh battery to keep the lights on and will be compatible with Quick Charge fast charging. It will also have a fan for cooling purposes as we know that long gaming sessions can result in the device heating up.
One good thing is that Qualcomm's handheld gaming device will support connecting with an external display like a monitor. It will result in an experience where users can play video games on a bigger screen. There will also be multiple sensors like Bluetooth, GPS, accelerometers, and dual-zone haptics. The company is said to be aiming to price the console around $300 but it is unknown whether the price will include controllers or not.
It is worth noting that all of these details are based on Qualcomm's on-going development plans. There is always a possibility that things may change by the time it becomes an actual product for commercial release. Even it is possible that Qualcomm may decide to scrap the project altogether but either way, we will keep you updated.