Last year, Razer which is a well-known brand in the gaming industry has debuted the smartphone market by launching the Razer Phone. The Razer Phone’s gaming phone tag is justified by the 120Hz display, Hi-Fi stereo speakers, and top-notch internals. Earlier this year, a few Chinese manufacturers have jumped on to the gaming smartphone bandwagon. Asus even went ahead and created a flagship gaming smartphone called ROG Phone with an overclocked processor and a wide range of accessories for offering best smartphone gaming experience.
Now, we have a gaming console powered by a smartphone processor. The “Phoenix One” is touted as the first ever full-fledged Android gaming console. Earlier to this, we have seen handheld gaming consoles like Nvidia Sheild. Talking about the Phoenix One, it comes from the developer of the “Octopus – Gaming with Peripherals” app. While the gaming console alone costs 1299 Yuan (approx $190 / Rs 13,000), the users can also opt for the variant with a gaming controller for 1399 Yuan (approx $205 / Rs 14,000).
Talking about the hardware, the Phoenix One comes powered by 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 260 CPU and Adreno 512 GPU. There is 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32GB of EMMC 5.1 storage. Apart from playing with the gaming controller, the users can also play games with a keyboard and mouse. Inside the console, there is a large copper heatsink and a powerful cooling fan to offer lag-free gaming. Coming to the I/O, there one each of 3.5mm audio jack, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, and charging ports.
It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Phoenix One OS. With the HDMI 1.4 port, the console also supports 4K decoding to offer best in class audio and video experience. It comes in Black color and is currently available for pre-orders. The company is expected to start shipping in the first week of August. As of now, the Phoenix One Android gaming console is only limited to the Chinese market. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!