Razer Edge 5G Powerful Android Handheld Console Launched; will arrive in January 2023
Razer officially announced its introduction to the portable console market with the Razer Edge 5G , a console aimed at enjoying a gaming experience linked to the cloud, and that is why it places great emphasis on the most advanced connectivity currently available in the market. to ensure a great experience. That is why in addition to WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2 , the console makes use of 5G connectivity thanks to the 5G modem that incorporates the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 SoC . This ensures ultra-fast wireless connectivity, whether you're at home or on the go.
“The core concept of every product we launch is always centered around our well-known 'For Gamers' theme. By Gamers.'” stated Richard Hashim, Head of Razer's Mobile & Console Division.
“With the Razer Edge 5G, we have created the total portable gaming platform together with Verizon and Qualcomm, capable of taking existing game catalogs and bringing them anywhere in the world with almost zero latency.”
We start with the use of a 6.8-inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD + resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels capable of reaching a refresh rate of 144 Hz . This panel comes to life through a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 SoC accompanied by 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM , 128 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage expandable by a microSD of up to 2 TB capacity, and all this is powered by a battery of 5,000mAh capacity.
All this results in a console with dimensions of 253 x 83 x 13.88 mm thick with a weight of 401 grams. In this we have all the buttons that we can find on an Xbox controller, a pair of speakers, a dual microphone system, a 3.5mm minijack connector for headphones, it includes Razer HyperSense haptic technology and, obviously, all of this is managed by the Android 12 operating system with access to its store and all the applications and games.
If you want a tactile experience, the controls can be removed, because it's the Razer Kishi V2 Pro , which connects via USB-C on the right side of the device. Unfortunately, not even Qualcomm's own website details the specifications of its SoC (only that a Kryo core reaches 3.00 GHz), but it is more than enough to stream games and run any game available in the Store . We finish off the specs with a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
Among the most promoted services, they could not miss Xbox Cloud Gaming , through Game Pass Ultimate, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW , which allows you to access your games from Steam or the Epic Games Store. These are, for now, the only "decent" platforms.
The known information of the Razer Edge 5G console is completed with a launch for January 2023 , although the company did not reveal the price. For reference, the Razer Edge Wi-Fi (without 5G), will go on sale for $399.99 including the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller. So go thinking the 5G version will bring the console to around $500 , price per the one that already competes with a Steam Deck.
“Our mission is to make games available to more gamers around the world, whether they are part of the Xbox community or someone who wants to play Xbox for the first time,” said Catherine Gluckstein, vice president of Xbox Cloud Gaming at Microsoft. .
“Working with hardware partners like Razer to include Xbox Cloud Gaming in a new handheld gaming console opens up a whole new world of possibilities for enjoying Xbox on the go.”Razer Edge 5G Handheld Specifications
- Platform: Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform
- OS: Android 12
- Screen: 6.8” FHD+ 2400×1080 AMOLED 144Hz
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR5
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Sub 6, mm Wave Verizon 5G
- Weight: 263.8g, 400.8g with controller
- Audio: 2-way speakers with Verizon Adaptive Sound, 2 digital mics
- Storage: 128GB
- Dimensions: 259.7 x 84.5 x 10.83mm
- Availability: In January 2023, the Razer Edge 5G will be available exclusively from Verizon, and the Razer Edge Wi-Fi will be available exclusively at Razer.com and RazerStore locations.