Qualcomm, Tencent agree to collaborate on gaming devices and 5G

  • Qualcomm and Tencent Holdings say they will cooperate on projects that could include making video games of the Chinese company work better on devices with Qualcomm chips.
  • Under the agreement, future Tencent games could be “optimized” for Android phones running Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite game chips, the companies said in a statement.
  • Tencent and Qualcomm also plan to jointly develop a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone, which could help strengthen Tencent’s plans for a game streaming service.

Qualcomm and Tencent Holdings said Monday that they will cooperate on projects that could include making video games of the Chinese company work better on devices with Qualcomm chips, and creating a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone.

Qualcomm is the largest chip provider for mobile phones that power many Android devices. With a market capitalization of approximately $ 453 billion, Tencent is the largest mobile software company in China and owns WeChat, the almost ubiquitous social network.

Tencent, among the world’s largest gaming companies, reported markedly lower profits last year after the Chinese government stopped approving the games for several months. Tencent received permission to launch the Perfect World Mobile main title in the quarter from January to March.

Under the agreement, future Tencent games could be “optimized” for Android phones running Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite game chips, the companies said in a statement.

They have already worked together on a phone for games. Earlier this month, Tencent partnered with the Asustek Computer gaming devices division, Republic of Games, to present a gaming phone with a Qualcomm chip.

Tencent and Qualcomm also plan to jointly develop a 5G version of the gaming phone, which could help strengthen Tencent’s plans for a game streaming service.

The faster connection speeds of 5G devices could allow the transmission of more complex games to mobile devices. US-based Microsoft UU. And Google from Alphabet have also launched game streaming services.

“Mobile games, an important case of using 5G, will soon take advantage of the next generation of connectivity,” Qualcomm China president Frank Meng said in the statement.

“Faster speeds, more bandwidth and cutting-edge ultra-low latency will support a real-time immersive and real-time gaming experience for multiple players.”

Tencent is working on a cloud-based back-end service called Instant Play that game developers could use to boost game streaming. Microsoft offers a similar service in its Azure cloud computing service.

Tencent has not revealed plans for its consumer-oriented transmission service, but many analysts expect one.

The cooperation agreement could also include adjusting game titles for US laptops. UU. With technology from Qualcomm processors and connected to the Internet through 5G, instead of the more traditional Wi-Fi chips.

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