Qualcomm introduced its three-tier G-series chipsets for portable gaming consoles. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G1 Gen 1 is designed for fanless game-streaming handhelds with a battery life of up to 10 hours. This device supports Wi-Fi 5 connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as an eight-core Kryo CPU and an Adreno A11 GPU. It supports display resolutions of up to 720p at 60 frames per second.

Handhelds meant for mobile and cloud gaming will be powered by Snapdragon G2 Gen1’s eight-core Kryo CPU and Adreno A21 GPU. Snapdragon X62 5G modem also adds Wi-Fi 6/6E and 5G connectivity to the G2 series. At 144 frames per second, the chip supports FHD+ displays.

The Snapdragon G3x Gen1 that powers the Razer Edge 5G is also being updated with the Snapdragon G3x Gen 2. With the new top-end chipset from the G-series, handhelds will be able to deliver PC-level gaming on the go. With an eight-core Kryo CPU, the G3x Gen 2 is over 30% faster than its predecessor. Also included in the chip is a new Adreno A32 GPU that boasts twice the performance of its predecessor.

It supports Wi-Fi 7, 5G, and ray tracing. In addition to supporting FHD+ displays at up to 144 frames per second, Qualcomm’s chip also supports PCIe Gen 4 SSDs and stereo haptics.

In the coming months, AyaNeo, Huaqin, Inventec, Thundercomm, and other gaming handheld companies will offer devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G-series chipsets.