Pimax has announced a portable console that supports virtual reality applications. Mobile gaming runs on the Snapdragon XR2 soc, which is also used in wireless VR goggles like the Meta Quest Pro.
Chinese manufacturer brings Pimax . Gate It was marketed as the Metaverse Entertainment System, or MES. The device can be connected to a TV or PC via a dock or an HDMI cable. The screen can also be slipped into compatible VR glasses.
The Pimax Portal has a 4K QLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. It’s a 7-inch screen Old Nintendo Switch It’s also 7 inches and has a resolution of 720p with a refresh rate of 60Hz for comparison. There will also be a Pimax Portal XL version with an 8.8-inch screen, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The mobile operating system is based on Android. This makes it possible to play Android games. Cloud services like Xbox Game Pass and GeForce Now are also supported. VR games can be streamed from a PC via Steam. The port uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 soc, and the mobile phone supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1. There is 8GB of RAM and storage capacity can be chosen between 128 and 256GB, which can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card.
The controllers can be detached from the handheld console, in the same way as with the Nintendo Switch. The controllers can be used in this way to play with multiple people. Up to six controllers can be connected to the Pimax Gateway. They can also be used as VR controls. On the back of the handheld console are five cameras that enable AR applications. It also provides tracking from the inside out in VR mode.
Pimax Portal can be pre-ordered from 15 November Via Kickstarter. The portable console will start at a suggested retail price of $299. The most expensive version on offer costs $599.
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