Mobile World Congress Las Vegas is underway and Razer, along with Qualcomm and Verizon, have announced a new games console with Android: the Razer Edge 5G. The device will be formally unveiled at RazerCon on October 15, but we’ll get a brief introduction.
As the name implies, Razer Edge 5G offers 5G connectivity, which would be the first on a handheld game console of its kind. The device can play games without being connected to the internet as it features the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 platform announced last year in addition to a Razer-built development kit that does share similarities with the Edge 5G.
Razer Edge 5G Teasers
Being an Android device, you can expect Razer Edge 5G to run all the mobile games available on the Google Play Store, but it will also run cloud gaming services and stream games from your PC or console. The video shows the Edge 5G’s design with dual thumbsticks, a D-pad and several buttons next to the screen, while the rear has several adaptive shoulder triggers.
Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 Handheld Developer Kit
Based on last year’s Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 dev kit console, the Razer Edge 5G could feature a 6.65-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 120Hz and an exclusive Adreno GPU, active cooling and a 6000 mAh battery. The device is also expected to offer a 1080P webcam for live streaming and will output to a 4K TV or monitor, AR and VR headsets via USB-C with DisplayPort support.