After days of swirling rumors, Insider Gaming has confirmed that a new PlayStation handheld is indeed under development.

Dubbed the Q Lite, this upcoming Sony device is designed to work in conjunction with the PlayStation 5. Contrary to previous speculation, Insider Gaming has learned that the Q Lite will not be a cloud-streaming device; instead, it will rely on Remote Play for its connection with the PlayStation 5, a feature that has been heavily promoted by the console giant in recent weeks.

The new handheld is poised to offer adaptive streaming up to 1080p and 60FPS, requiring a constant internet connection to function optimally. In terms of physical design, early prototypes suggest that the Q Lite will resemble a PlayStation 5 controller with an impressive 8-inch LCD touchscreen at its center.

Users can expect the device to come equipped with adaptive triggers for haptic feedback, along with standard handheld features such as volume buttons, speakers, and an audio input jack.

Insider Gaming reports that the Q Lite is currently undergoing QA testing and is slated for release between the Detachable Disc Drive PS5 and the PlayStation 5 Pro.

As industry insider Jeff Grubb previously hinted, Sony is planning to unveil the “second phase of the PS5,” referring to its upcoming lineup of games. Interestingly, this “second phase” also applies to Sony’s hardware offerings, with the Detachable Disc Drive PlayStation 5, Project Nomad (wireless earphones), Project Voyager (wireless headset), and Q Lite (handheld) all set to launch within a short time frame. The PlayStation 5 Pro is rumored to hit shelves during the 2024 holiday season.

With the next PlayStation Showcase on the horizon, fans can anticipate a wealth of exciting announcements in the near future.

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