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Razer’s first 5G handheld console unveiled

PublishedNovember 23, 2022, 15:43

video gamesRazer’s first 5G handheld console unveiled

Razer, a company specializing in peripherals for gamers, has presented an overview of the Razer Edge 5G, a nomadic Android product designed for cloud gaming.

This Nintendo Switch competitor will hit the market in early 2023.

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A collaboration between Singapore-based gaming peripherals maker Razer, U.S. carrier Verizon and U.S. mobile chip giant Qualcomm, the Razer Edge 5G was handled by the first dedicated venues during Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit last week. , after being introduced last October. Resembling a large smartphone, this cloud gaming device is the first handheld console with 5G connectivity. It has indeed been optimized for Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobile network, but lacks telephony features, according to 01.net. The Razer Edge 5G slots into the Kishi V2 Pro controller to become a nomadic device that looks and competes with the Nintendo Switch, Valve’s Steam Deck, or even the recent Logitech G Cloud.

Displaying a 6.8-inch Full HD+ Amoled screen in 20:9 aspect ratio with a 144Hz refresh rate, this Android console is also the first to use US giant Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 chip. Weighing 264g without a controller and 401 g with a controller device is not the easiest. With 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage via a microSD port, it also has an active cooling system. As for its 5000 mAh battery, it should provide autonomy for 6 to 7 hours of play.

The Razer Edge 5G, as well as its price (should be around $400), will be made official at the next international technology show CES 2023 in Las Vegas, which will be held from January 5 to 8, 2023. However, the console can already be reserved on the Razer website.

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