It was originally the wish of a group of PlayStation fans that Sony’s mysterious hardware would be the successor to the PSP and PS Vita. But this wish can be realized quickly. Well-known insider Tom Henderson from his sources I understood, that the company is preparing a handheld gaming device. The latter should take advantage of the advantages of the PS5, i.e. the DualSense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
According to Henderson, Handheld has a working title Q Lite, but it won’t be a typical handheld or cloud game streaming device. For games, the function will be used Play remotelythat is, streaming games from the PlayStation 5, which already works inside laptops and smartphones and tablets.
Games are meant to be enjoyed in the handheld in 1080p resolution up to 60 frames per second. Of course you will constant internet connection required, or on your home network. For this reason, the handheld camera will not be suitable to reduce time in your travels, if you do not have stable and fast mobile internet. For this reason, Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck will continue to be preferred.
The Q Lite is said to have they look like a DualSense controller with a massive 8-inch touchscreen LCD in the middle. There will be no volume buttons, speakers, audio input jack, etc. Now the device is said to be in the quality control phase and is scheduled to be released before the PlayStation 5 Pro and after the PS5 model with a removable Blu-ray disc.
Just for fun: Steam Deck has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×800 and 60 Hz. The Switch is then 6.2 inches (7 inch OLED) and the resolution is also 1280×720. Therefore, a PlayStation handheld would have a larger screen.
A more powerful version of the PS5 is said to hit the market in late 2024 and a new PS5 model this September. So the Q Lite shouldn’t be far off, it could easily arrive either before Christmas this year or in the first half of next year. It should be anyway part of the second phase of PS5. As you can see, it will not only be related to games, but also to hardware. Project Nomad and Project Voyager wireless headphones will accompany the Q Lite in the market.
O PLAY THE REMOTE
“You don’t have to be tied to your TV screen anymore – play your favorite games on PS5 or PS4, then pause the action and continue playing on another device” says Sony in the description of the remote play feature.
“Remote Play can be used with a cellular data connection or Wi-Fi. It requires a broadband Internet connection with a speed of at least 5 Mbps. For a better remote play experience, we recommend a connection high speed of at least 15 Mbps using Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection. If you use a mobile data connection to access Remote Play features, data from your data plan will be used mobile data.’