Sony has dominated the handheld console market for years with the PSP and PS Vita. And it seems the Japanese are looking to get back into portable gaming hardware. A new report brings into play a handheld called the PlayStation Q Lite, which is currently still in the testing stage. The new gaming console is described as a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with an 8-inch LCD display in the middle. There’s a catch though – the PlayStation Q Lite only works with Sony’s PlayStation Remote Play.
The Sony PlayStation Q Lite can stream PS5 games, but it only works with an internet connection. The leak also doesn’t confirm or deny whether the handheld console will support other cloud-based gaming platforms. It might resemble the Nintendo Wii U GamePad, which connects to the Wii U using a modified low-latency Wi-Fi protocol. This allows you to play games on the smaller display as long as you’re on the same network as the Wii U.
The Sony PlayStation Q Lite features adaptive triggers, speakers, volume buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The display supports a resolution of 1080p at 60 fps. Sony is expected to launch the new handheld gaming console with a detachable disc drive shortly after the upcoming PS5. The new model is expected in September, while the also new PlayStation 5 Pro is said to be coming in late 2024.