Big picture: Qualcomm has commissioned Razer to build a development kit based on its upcoming Snapdragon G3x platform. Unfortunately, the slides do not provide conclusive evidence of exactly what we are dealing with, but Qualcomm is expected to provide some of the answers today.
In slides VideoCardz Once acquired, the laptop is described as a new platform designed for innovation in portable gaming. It will feature a 120Hz HDR OLED display and a 1080p webcam, along with a 6,000mAh battery, DisplayPort over USB-C and 5G mmWave support. Also mentioned are Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, as well as Snapdragon Sound and “incredible ergonomics and tactile feel.”
The publication also notes that based on other slides it has received, the portable device in question may be advertised as a game streaming device.
VideoCardz also shared the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 slides in the same post, but it’s not entirely clear if this is a standalone product, or the Snapdragon G3x is the name of a developer kit that will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen1.
We also don’t know if the Razer Pocket PC is exclusively a development kit, or if they plan to use Microsoft and sell the machine directly to consumers. The latter option would be interesting as it will compete with the Steam Deck and others that may eventually hit the market, while the developer kit will simply serve as an inspiration for other hardware makers.
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to clear this up as Qualcomm is posting its Snapdragon Tech Summit Today.