Qualcomm and Tencent announced the start of cooperation in the gaming industry. One of the joint products in the framework of the collaboration will be a gaming smartphone with Snapdragon processor and support for 5G networks, which will be optimized to work with streaming services of the Chinese tech giant.
Qualcomm has long established itself as one of the largest suppliers of chips for mobile platforms. In turn, Tencent boasts the largest share in the Chinese software development market with a capitalization of $452 billion. One of the world-famous products of the software giant is the WeChat messenger.
The agreement provides for improved optimization of Tencent games for Android smartphones, which are based on Qualcomm chips. The plans of the companies and the joint development of 5G-version of the gaming smartphone. The partners also plan to jointly develop a 5G version of the gaming phone, which could help in implementing Tencent's plans to launch a streaming gaming service.
The purpose of the release of such a device is to popularize the streaming services of Tencent and ensure the smooth operation of online games that require active traffic transmission over the network. The Chinese company is already actively working on the corresponding Instant Play service, which is positioned as an analog of the American Microsoft Azure platform. The timing of the release of new items the company has not yet reported.