Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon G chipsets for handheld consoles

Qualcomm has announced a new portfolio of Snapdragon G Series chips designed to meet the demands of various handheld gaming devices. The new chips offer more power, more options to play from anywhere, and more power to play virtual games.

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The Snapdragon G1

The Snapdragon G1 is designed to power handheld gaming devices for game streaming, whether local or via the cloud. It prioritizes low latency and lag-free connectivity, as well as advanced battery life. The G1 allows handheld devices to offer higher-quality performance and experience that can last for extended periods of time. It is also the most affordable chip in the lineup.

The Snapdragon G2

The Snapdragon G2 unlocks the potential for “full-featured” mobile and cloud gaming. It focuses on 5G connectivity and improved Wi-Fi performance. The chip uses the Qualcomm FastConnect 6700 system, which the company says enables users to play premium mobile and cloud games virtually anywhere.

The Snapdragon G3x

The Snapdragon G3x is the flagship tier platform aimed at enthusiasts who are looking for the most powerful handheld gaming experience. It improves on the previous Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 that was used in the Razer Edge 5G.

The Snapdragon G3x Gen 2 has a Kryo (8 Core) processor and Adreno A32 GPU. It offers 30% faster CPU performance and two times faster GPU performance compared to the previous generation. It also comes with hardware-accelerated ray tracing, XR glass tethering, lower latency, and significant improvements to boost the overall performance for a more stable and enjoyable experience.


The new Snapdragon G Series chips are available to manufacturers now. We haven’t heard of any upcoming products that would launch with any of the new chips yet, but we can expect to see them in new handheld gaming devices in the coming months.


Qualcomm is working with a number of partners to bring new Snapdragon G Series-powered handheld gaming devices to market. These partners include AyaNeo, Huaqin, Inventec, Thundercomm, and others.

The new Snapdragon G Series chips offer a significant boost in performance and features for handheld gaming devices. They are sure to appeal to gamers who are looking for the best possible experience on the go.