Wonder is a startup company by Andy Kleinman who’s coming up with an Android device that is centered for gaming. The ambition of Wonder is to provide the flexibility of gaming on the device and on a bigger screen like Nintendo Switch. From a sleek, square cornered and a massive screened device, Wonder aims to create a hybrid device running on Android that can perform or outperform the Nintendo Switch. There are powerful devices like the Xiaomi Black Shark and Razer Phone already in the market, however they have yet to show their capability like the Nintendo Switch. Though Razer did come up with Project Linda allowing the Razer Phone to dock and become a laptop.
Though Wonder is said to be an Android device, it will not be running on the base Android OS but rather a custom version of Android which can be known as WonderOS. This custom version of course will allow the device to overclock the processors just like a PC and beam it onto a TV screen when docked just like the Switch. Unlike the Xiaomi Black Shark, the hardware package that Wonder is offering will come with a subscription service “a smartphone, dock, controller and access to a suite of software services.”
Currently, a price has yet to be set but the eventual product is on track to be revealed next year. A prototype is currently in the making but the specifications of the phone itself is not confirmed yet. Wonder is still looking for formal partnerships to make this a full-fledged project which will give it an official name. While Wonder isn’t a bad name, but I wonder if this could lead to a new generation of gaming smartphones which could eventually lead to the death of portable consoles.