Qualcomm is rapidly growing in the handheld gaming console market, expanding its presence in gaming technology. In a press release on August 24, Qualcomm officially introduced its latest lineup of Snapdragon G Series chips tailored for gaming devices. There are three chips in the lineup, the Snapdragon G1, G2, and G3.
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The Snapdragon G1 gen 1 is the budget offering in the lineup. G1 targets fanless handheld gaming devices that are designed for game streaming from the cloud. The Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 boasts an 8-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU and Adreno A11 GPU, making it ideal for handheld game-streaming devices.
The Snapdragon G2 gen 2 is specifically designed for mobile and cloud gaming. The chipset features advanced 5G/Wi-Fi 6/6E capabilities with the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 Mobile Connectivity System. The G2 Chip features an 8-core Kryo CPU, the gaming-optimized Adreno A21 GPU as well as the Snapdragon X62 5G Modem-RF System. this should give you a top-notch gaming experience.
The flagship offering in the Snapdragon G series lineup is the Snapdragon G3x Gen 2. It has a 2x more powerful GPU and 30% more powerful CPU Compared to G3x Gen 1. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 features an 8-core Kryo CPU and Adreno A32 GPU which also supports hardware-accelerated ray tracing, game super-resolution, and XR glass tethering. When it comes to connectivity, the G3x gen 2 supports Wi-Fi 7 HBS and 5G sub-6 and mmWave.
With the huge popularity of handheld gaming devices, the demand for devices that deliver unparalleled speed, efficiency, and graphics capabilities has skyrocketed. Several companies like AyaNeo, Huaqin, Inventec, Thundercomm, and others companies are collaborating with Qualcomm to bring Snapdragon G series-powered devices to the market.