Telset.id, Jakarta – Sony recently announced that they are working on a handheld console called Project Q, and a new leak regarding battery life suggests the console won’t last as long.
Previously, when it was announced that the company was working on this handheld console, it had revealed the design along with some of the main specifications that would be carried by Project Q.
Meanwhile, Sony also confirmed that the console will be a game streaming device, not a full-fledged handheld console. The device relies on the Remote Play feature over Wi-Fi to stream games from the user’s PS5 console.
The Project Q console will require users to have a PS5 console and be in close proximity or connected to the same WiFi network as PS5 to play the latest games.
The obligation to own a PlayStation 5 to play Project Q has confused many gamers, as they have questioned the target audience for this handheld console made by Sony.
One potential aspect of the battery, however, is the battery life of the highly anticipated Sony Project Q, considering that the console doesn’t run games directly but instead streams them from the PS5.
Unfortunately, leaked information from Tom Henderson at Insider Gaming shows that the battery life of this handheld console is estimated to be around 3 to 4 hours. This duration is comparable to the lifetime of other handheld devices, such as a Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch that run games directly on the device.
The reasons for Project Q’s surprisingly short battery life can be attributed to several factors. One reason is the small battery capacity. Apart from that, there are also speculations because the device might use an OLED panel, which could contribute to higher power consumption.
Meanwhile, choosing an IPS display will probably result in lower battery life as the backlight is not always active in practice, whereas OLED panels tend to consume more power due to the need to illuminate more pixels, especially when displaying bright content.
Although, this OLED panel has not been confirmed directly by Sony and is still a rumor at the moment, but previous leaks said the device will have a Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels display and games will be capable of running at 60 FPS. [FY/HBS]