Nintendo has had a great success with the Nintendo Switch. It makes sense that competitors or other players in the market want to emulate that success. Now it appears that chip manufacturer Qualcomm may want to do that by launching Nintendo Switch from Qualcomm. This company is best known for its Snapdragon processors for smartphones and tablets.
Nintendo Switch from Qualcomm?
This is evident from reports from Android Police. The Switch competitor should run on Android 12 and will probably be released sometime in 2022, at the earliest. In terms of design, the device should resemble the Nintendo Switch. The controllers are detachable and it is slightly thicker than an average smartphone. As a result, there must be enough space for dissipating heat and the large battery of 6,000 mAh.
The Qualcomm console is said to have a 6.65-inch screen. You are supposed to be able to play games on that screen, but you must also be able to connect the console to a television. It is not clear whether this is done via HDMI or USB-C.
In addition to Android 12, the game console must also have access to a custom launcher (manufacturers adjust the design of the system) and all services from Google. That means that the Nintendo Switch competitor can download games from Google Play, the Android download store. The Epic Game Store would also be pre-installed, so that you can play Fortnite immediately.
Because the Qualcomm game computer will not appear before 2022, it is expected that the device will soon have a better processor than the current Snapdragon 888, which, among other things, will be available in the OnePlus 9 series sits. It also contains an older X55 modem, which means it supports 5g. Other technical aspects are the micro SD card slot, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors such as a speedometer and haptic feedback. The intention is that the device should cost around 300 euros.