E3 2015: Snail W3D Gaming Smartphone

 

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a 3D-ready handheld gaming system that can access the full roster of content available to you in the Google Play store? You may like what Nintendo has done with the very popular 3D-displaying handheld, Nintendo 3DS. Perhaps you visit the Nintendo eShop often place hoping that Nintendo posts up something out of the norm that grabs you. Yet, you can rest assured that the Google Play store is constantly updated with content, to say the least. Enter Snail Mobile’s latest dip into mobile gaming hardware, the W3D smartphone. That’s right, it makes calls too!

Snail, developer of popular titles such as Taichi Panda and Age of Wushu, takes another visit to the hardware front to bring you the W3D. The W3D is the smartphone for gamers, equipped with two SIMM card slots and two usb ports, one for charging and the other for HDMI output. The W3D’s glasses-free 3D display is uses eye-tracking to ensure that you can view the 3D crisply from multiple angles. No need to make sure that you’re facing the screen dead on as the image will adjust to the user’s angle.

Let’s dive deeper into the specs and features.

OS: Customized UI built on Android4.4
CPU: 8-Core MTK6592 up to 2.0GHz Processor
Cellular: LTE / WCDMA / TD-SCDMA / GSM
RAM: 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM LPDDR3@933MHz
Memory: Micro SDXC card up to 64GB
Display: 5.5” 1080p Full HD touch screen / Display Colors 16M
Battery: 4000mAh high-energy density shielded lithium polymer battery
Camera: 13-megapixel main camera & 5- megapixel back camera
Audio: Stereo audio output
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 + LE transmission

An 8-core processor with 2 gigs of ram should power through any game the Google Play Store has to offer. A 1080p 5.5 inch screen combined with stereo audio output should take care of your mobile multi-media needs as well. All of this processing power will last up to 7 hours of gameplay with up to 16 hours of standby on the 4000 mAh battery. Also expandable storage up to 64 gigs via microSD is also available to store the multitude of games you’re sure to play on the W3D.

The W3D has a similar form factor to that of a Sony PSP. You get a D-pad, 2 analog knobs, 4 front facing action buttons, and 4 top-side bumpers. Using built-in software, each of these buttons can be mapped to on-screen touch controls, giving you more traditional tangible controls over games that are touch-only. This eliminates any need for any of your Android games to be game controller ready. Play any game the way YOU want to play it.

Snail Mobile’s W3D smartphone is closing in fast, slated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2015. Check out the W3D for yourself on Snail’s website here. If you’re already convinced, you can already pre-order it on Amazon here

 

Double-Jump

Double-Jump spends his day double-jumping over users’ IT HelpDesk requests so that he has more time to double-jump in games. He enjoys double-jumping in PC, console and mobile games. His element resides mainly in Shooters, RPGs, and Fighters with a hint of the miscellaneous. The only time he sits still is when he gets his hands on a gadget.

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