(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc’s (QCOM.(O) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK), said on Monday they are going to work together on projects, which may include the making of China’s video game play is better on devices with Qualcomm chips, and so on, and how to create a 5G version of it, a Tencent-backed gaming phone.
FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a sign board advertising in Qualcomm at the Mobile World Congress (mobile world CONGRESS), Shanghai, China, 28th June, 2019 at the latest. (REUTERS photo/Aly Song, File/Photo
We have been the world’s biggest supplier of mobile-phone chips to many Android-based devices. With a market capitalization of about $453 billion, Tencent is China is the world’s largest mobile phone company, and the owner of WeChat, the nearly ubiquitous social network.
Tencent, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, reported sharply lower earnings last year the government stopped the approval of the games for several months now. Tencent did not get permission to start a major title in a Perfect World, the Mobile is in the January-March quarter of the year.
For the purposes of the agreement, in the future, Tencent games, could not be “optimized” for Android-based phones that run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite gaming chips, the companies said in a statement.
They had been working together on a gaming device. Earlier this month, Tencent hand in hand with Asustek Computer Inc’s (2357.K) the gaming device division, in the Republic of the Games, and the launch of a gaming phone based on a Qualcomm chip.
Tencent, and We are also planning to jointly develop a 5G version of the gaming phone, which would be able to contribute to the growth of Tencent’s plans for a new streaming game service.
The faster connection speeds on 5G devices and the streaming of the more complex games for mobile devices. The US-based Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.And Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s (GOOGL.D) Google has started the streaming of the games.
“Mobile gaming is a key 5G use case, it will be soon, to take advantage of the next-generation of connectivity,” Qualcomm’s China President Frank Meng said in the statement.
“Faster, higher bandwidth and a cutting-edge, ultra-low-latency mode shall be support in real-time, multi-player and an immersive gaming experience.”
Tencent has been working on a cloud-based back-end service, called Instant Play, the game developers will be able to use the power of the stream of new games. Microsoft offers a similar service in the Azure cloud-computing service.
Tencent has no plans to be unveiled to the consumer-facing streaming service, but a lot of analysts are expecting that one.
The agreement may also be tweaking the game titles in the US, laptops are powered by a Qualcomm processor, and is connected to the Internet through the 5G rather than the more traditional Wi-Fi chips.
(This story was refiled to correct day of the week, in the first paragraph)
Report by Stephen Nellis; Editing by Richard Chang