Trade war? What trade war? Qualcomm and Tencent have announced that they are cooperating on projects to “optimize the user experience” for the Shenzhen-based company’s video games running on deviceswith Qualcomm chips. Moreover, they are going to develop a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone, reports Reuters.
Working with Qualcomm, the world’s leader inmobile phone chips that power a dominant share of Android devices, is a no-brainer for Tencent. The company is seekingnew areas for growth as gaming revenues sag amid increased scrutiny by Chinese authorities.Under the agreement, future Tencent games could be “optimized” for Android phones that run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Elite gaming chips, the companies said in a joint statement.
What’s more, with the dawn of 5G, mobile gaming is poised for acceleration. “Faster speeds, more bandwidth, and cutting edge ultra-low latency will support real-time, multi-player and immersive gaming experience,”says Pu Meng, chairman of Qualcomm in China.