Qualcomm officially launched the new Snapdragon G-series of chips for handheld gaming consoles. There’s the Qualcomm Snapdragon G1 Gen 1, G2 Gen 1, and the G3x Gen 2.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 is for the most compact handheld consoles as it doesn’t require fans and has a long battery life of up to 10 hours. It is powered by an eight-core Kyro CPU, has an Adreno A11 GPU, dual-band WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and can only support 720p displays at 60fps.



Meanwhile, the Qualcomm Snapdragon G2 Gen 1 is for handheld consoles used for cloud or mobile gaming. That said, the chip consists of an octa-core KYRO CPU, an improved Adreno A12 GPU, WiFI 6/6E support, and 5G connectivity made possible by the Snapdragon X62 5G modem.

Obviously, the most powerful of them all is the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 2, an update to the G3x Gen 1 found on the Razer Edge 5G. This one was built for handhelds that offer PC-level gaming.

It has an eight-core Kyro CPU that’s 30% faster than its predecessor. It also uses a new Adreno A32 GPU for twice the performance speed improvement. Like other newer flagship Snapdragon chips, it has ray tracing support. It also works with up to FHD+ display at 144Hz, support for PCIe Gen 4 SSDs, stereo haptics, WiFi 7, and 5G.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon G chips will be found in brands like AyaNeo, Inventec, Huawin, Thundercomm, and more later this year.

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