Future Claw handhelds are already “in the pipeline” – MSI confirms

MSI already had plans for future iterations of their Claw handheld

We got hands on with MSI’s new Claw handheld at the company’s CES booth, and it is clear to us that MSI thinks they have successful product on their hands. In fact, MSI are already planning to make future iterations of their Claw handheld, calling it their “first version” in an interview with IGN.

Like all gaming hardware, MSI knows that their Claw handheld will not be able to run the newest games forever. Future games will be more demanding on hardware, and that means that gamers will need stronger devices. That’s why MSI’s System Product Managing Director Clifford Chun has stated that MSI is “anticipating” the release of future Claw versions or iterations.

So just like our laptops, our aim for users who use this is going to be roughly about two to three years, because every two, three years, game titles do demand a lot more…

So, this will be only the first version of our Claw. We are anticipating to come out version 2, version 3, version 4 down the road, and it’s already in the pipeline.

MSI’s new Claw handheld uses the strongest integrated graphics solution that Intel has ever created. We expect to see new versions of the Claw handheld whenever Intel delivers a major leap in integrated graphics performance.

With Intel’s Xe graphics, MSI already claims performance leadership within the PC handheld market. On top of that, the claim battery life leadership with a claimed 50% longer battery life than their competition.

Today, Intel are increasing their focus on graphics performance. We expect to see Intel’s next-generation ARC “Battlemage” discrete GPUs later this year, and Intel have confirmed that they are already working on next-generation Arc “Celestial” products. With this in mind, we can expect Intel’s integrated graphics solutions to get faster and faster, which is great news for MSI and their planned Claw series of handhelds.

You can join the discussion on MSI’s future plans for their Claw handheld on the OC3D Forums.

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