Cloud gaming has been one of the most interesting innovations in the last couple of years as it enables gamers to play any titles they want on any compatible devices they have.
That’s where Android handheld consoles like the Logitech G Cloud and the Razer Edge shine. They have the right operating system to run cloud gaming platforms and the right set of displays, controllers, and hardware to play games over the internet.
However, such devices can get very expensive. That’s something Abxylute, a new start-up company, is trying to address by launching an Android handheld game console that’s expected to retail for only USD249 (~Php13,500). The product will enter crowdfunding soon.
The Abxylute console comes with a 7-inch LCD display, which is just a few millimeters larger than your average smartphone. It has an apt 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate.
Now the question is, why is this one very cheap? Well, it’s due to the processor. See, the Razer Edge is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chip, the Logitech G Cloud has Snapdragon 720G, while this one only has a MediaTek Genio 350 (MT8365) CPU.
The said chip has a clock speed of 2.0GHz and comes with a Mali-G52 GPU. It also has a low 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable via the microSD card slot.
Still, with its dual-band WiFi 5, it should handle game streaming on NVIDIA GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, or Amazon Luna. But if you’re playing native Android games, then you might want something more powerful.