China’s Snail Games launching Obox console in the West

Ben Parfitt
China’s Snail Games launching Obox console in the West

No, not the Xbox, the Obox.

Chinese games publisher Snail Games has taken to CES to announce a Western release for its Android console the Obox.

As far as Android consoles go, the specs are pretty beefy. The unit offers a Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM and an optional 4TB of storage as well as three HDMI outs and both Wi-Fi and LAN internet connectivity. 3D and 4K graphics output is supported.

The box is designed in such a way so as to be upgradable, much like a traditional PC.

Snail is also launching its gaming-focused W3D smartphone which includes physical gaming controls on either side of the 5.5-inch screen as well as four shoulder buttons and an 8-core CPU.

Snail made its name publishing browser-based MMO titles but has since made a move into the hardware market and is currently China's fifth biggest mobile phone provider, according to The Verge.

A US release for both units is scheduled for Q3 2015, with the Chinese arrival planned for Q2.