Qualcomm will surprise everyone about the game console. It seems that 4G and 5G connections will not be included in the new consoles.
It has recently been revealed that Qualcomm is a handheld console similar to the Nintendo Switch. Qualcomm would enter the game console business with the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and offer a gaming experience anywhere. However, it looks like there will be a change in this regard.
According to Roland Quandt of Winfuture.de; Qualcomm’s handheld console will not have a 4G or 5G modem as it uses the APQ8350 (Application Processor) chipset and not the SM8350 (Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platform).
The APQ8350 looks like it will have a similar architecture to the SM8350 for the modem, although it has a Wi-Fi module for connectivity. However, it is clear that there will be no 5G modem to keep the price affordable. There is also the possibility that Qualcomm will test two versions of these devices. Presumably, the new console will have both Wi-Fi and cellular data versions. Of course, there will be a price difference between these two versions.
Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite connect over Wi-Fi and offer between 4.5 and 9 hours and 3 to 7 hours of battery life, respectively, depending on usage. If Qualcomm’s focus is on a device with a longer battery life, then it can be understood why the device does not include a modem.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 27, 2021
So far, we know that the Qualcomm game console will have removable controllers, a 6000 mAh battery with fast charging support, a USB-C port and display output support. This game console, which will work with Android 12, is expected to come pre-loaded with the Epic Games Store. It is not yet known whether the new console will play Windows games or have a unique architecture.