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Qualcomm's Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 powered first benchmark test (video)


Razer and Qualcomm have developed andunveiled the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Android platform, designed to create handheld consoles similar to the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck. The platform is intended for developers and will allow you to run Android games, access cloud streaming services and stream games from the console to the computer. The new platform has already reached the developers, and the author of the YouTube channel BooredAtWork presented one of the first reviews of the console and showed the launch of some game applications.

The presented device is based on the latestThe 5nm Snapdragon G3x Gen processor and Adreno graphics chip is for developers and is not a stand alone product. However, the blogger noted that the portable platform is already equipped with a fully functional interface similar to the Nintendo Switch. The blogger noted the easy-to-use joystick, familiar buttons and reconfigurable controls.

Snapdragon G3x Gen Developer Platformgot an OLED display with a diagonal of 6.65 inches and support for refresh rates up to 144 Hz. The console has support for 5G wireless and Wi-Fi 6E. The USB-C connector allows you to connect to external monitors or charge with fast charging technology up to 120W.


The expert noted the high autonomy of the kitby the developer Snapdragon G3x. After 2 hours of playing Diablo Immortal and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, the battery has decreased by no more than 15%. At the same time, the applications ran smoothly and stably. The blogger also noted the high quality of the sound that is transmitted to the wireless headphones.

Notably, Razer noted thatThe Snapdragon G3x Development Kit is a Qualcomm device. However, the Snapdragon G3x can be obtained by developers registered on the official Razer website. Currently, there is no information on which companies will start producing portable consoles based on the Snapdragon G3x platform, how much such a device will cost, and when the consumer will be able to purchase the first commercial compact consoles based on the new Qualcomm processors.