Razer Edge Revealed as A 5G Steam Deck and Switch Challenger. Razer is one of the newest brands to head into the world of handheld gaming consoles, following in the footsteps of the Nintendo Switch. Valve Steam deck and the Logitech with the G Cloud. At the RazerCon 2022 event, the gaming brand revealed the Razer Edge 5G.
It is An Android-based handheld gaming console that was launched exclusively in partnership with Verizon that would be available in the market starting from January 2023. A Wi-Fi version device would also go on sale by Razer via its website and retail outlets.
Razer Edge Revealed as A 5G Steam Deck and Switch Challenger
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform clocked at 3GHz; it is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The front of the device is a 6.8-inch full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display that offers a 144Hz refresh rate Razer stated that it has optimized the screen to draw less power, while the lights are kept on by a 5,000mAh battery. But at the moment, Razer is yet to say anything about fast charging.
One of the biggest draws of the Razer Edge 5G is its cellular connectivity suite, which depends mainly on Verizon’s Ultra-wideband network. The latter relies mainly on Verizon’s high-band (mmWave) and mid-band (C-Band) spectrum to deliver the fastest speed that the carrier is offering. In case there is any confusion, the Razer console can latch on to Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G bands, while Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E round off the connectivity department.
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Bringing 5G Connectivity to Cloud Game Streaming
The Razer Edge 5G is an Android-Based device just like the Logitech counterpart, meaning that it would be offering the entire Google Play Store catalog of games. However, it is really a cloud-based machine and as such, Xbox Cloud Gaming is at the heart of its credentials. However, the model would be able to stream games straight from Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service.
Razer Edge 5G buyers would also be able to have a good time with their PC game Library via a steam link, while console-side titles would be made available via Xbox’s very own remote-play system. The company claimed that “steam link users would be able to enjoy the gameplay at 144Hz” with the support of the console.
Razer Edge Body Design
The device basically looks like a gaming tablet, but the company would also bundle the Razer Kishi V2 Pro mobile gaming controller in the retail package. The Kishi V2 enhanced version, the new pro model adds the proprietary Razer HyperSense tech for offering more precise haptic feedback and also added a 3.5mm Jack.
Beneath the face buttons are the microswitches for a much-improved tactical response. Razer is offering quality control on the console. At the moment, they are yet to talk about the cost of the console when they go on sale next year.