Qualcomm Wireless Communications Technologies (China) Limited, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced strategic and comprehensive collaborations in the field of digital entertainment with Tencent Holdings Limited, the leading Internet-based value-added services provider in China on July 29, 2019. All this to satisfy the mobile device using gaming fanatics.
Through this cooperation, both the companies will strive to deliver premium gaming content and experiences to players and game developers, the Qualcomm release headlined. Thus, there is a lot to gain for smartphone users who are anxiously waiting to access the thrills of gaming riding the 5G wave.
5G Holds the ‘Threads of the Future’ of 5G Gaming Smartphone
According to the release, Steven Ma, Senior Vice President at Tencent said, “Tencent has worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies, and we are very pleased that the strategic cooperation announced today has deepened and expanded the relationship between the two parties. We hope that fostering cooperation between both parties can utilize our respective technologies and R&D expertise to further innovate the game industry, thereby bringing better game quality and interactive experience to users.”
Frank Meng, Chairman of Qualcomm China, said, “With 30 years of innovation under our belt, we’re ushering in a new age of Gaming. Mobile Gaming, an important 5G use case, will soon take advantage of the next generation of connectivity. Faster speeds, more bandwidth, and cutting edge ultra-low latency will support real-time, multi-player and immersive gaming experience. We look forward to this new cooperation with Tencent Games to enrich lives and transform gaming behaviors on a global scale.”
5G Steers Gaming Off to a New High on Speed, Connectivity & Experience
Mobile Gaming is seeking a ‘new high’ powered with the advent of 5G technology, recently inaugurated in the US. This technology promises speed, seamless connectivity, and more data throughput offering new Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) experience.
Qualcomm Technologies key products & technologies based on Snapdragon platforms, and Tencent’s game development expertise & resources, both parties aim to develop popular, high-quality games that can be experienced by consumers across a variety of Snapdragon platforms and devices.
Is There Anything for Apple out of Qualcomm and Tencent Collaboration?
Where does Apple iPhone figure in all this, you will ask and is the landfall from the cooperation between Qualcomm and Tencent for us – users? That’s indeed a billion-dollar worth, and we try to answer it.
Well, Apple gets its chipsets from Qualcomm which provide Apple iPhones to run on 5G. You must be aware that Apple has just taken over Intel Chipset business to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm. Now, with Qualcomm and Tencent entering the picture will provide a twist in a sense to offer better games and gaming experience emanating through the above-stated cooperation.
Apple has bet big bucks on its Apple Arcade – the world’s first game subscription service that will feature brand new, original games from Acclaimed Indie Developers, Major Studios and Legendary Creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, and Will Wright. Given the scenario, Qualcomm, Tencent joint venture in the gaming sector will probably seek Apple’s Arcade as a platform to launch and cash on the smartphone and mobile devices segment also.
Can we then expect the fun to begin through this cooperation, thanks to Qualcomm and Tencent? Will Apple iPhone and other smartphone users be able to extract more from the juicy 5G technology as it enters our lives, slowly but surely?
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