A new cloud gaming handheld is set to join the ranks of Razer and Logitech with the launch of Abxylute’s Android-based streaming console. The start-up firm promises 1080p graphics and eight hours of battery life with its device, set to release later this year.
Abxylute’s handheld will support Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now out of the box, in addition to local streaming through Steam Link and PS Remote Play. The device will also play nicely with Android apps, but streaming video services will be the main focus as the hardware is not as advanced as that of current flagship smartphones. The console will feature a MediaTek MT8365 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, and microSD expansion. The MU-MIMO wireless chip is optimized for cloud gaming and the device is powered by a 5200mAh battery.
The handheld will feature a 7-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LTPS display with multitouch support and a 60Hz refresh rate, similar to the Logitech G Cloud. It will also have hall effect joysticks, a D-pad, face buttons, triggers at the rear, and gyroscopic aiming support. It will weigh under 410g, making it lighter than a Steam Deck.
Abxylute is also developing an exclusive Android launcher to make navigating between games easier. The company plans to launch the device on Android 12, with ongoing software optimizations as part of the development roadmap. They have received support from gaming giant Tencent. The device will be available in black and white color options and will retail for around $250, although there will be an early bird special for those who pre-order, bringing the price closer to $200. It remains to be seen whether the Abxylute handheld will be able to rival efforts from more established brands.