Razer “announces the announcement” of the first 5G-enabled handheld console

Robin Lamorlette

September 29, 2022 at 8:15 a.m.


Console Razer Edge 5G Teaser © Razer

© Razer

Here comes a new concentrate of technologies: the first portable console compatible with 5G powered by Android, the Razer Edge 5G.

The result of close collaboration between Razer, Verizon and Qualcomm, it will be presented in more detail at RazerCon scheduled for October 15.

A portable console on the edge of connectivity

Razer is re-entering the handheld console arena to compete with the Steam Deck and the recently introduced Logitech G Cloud. Announced during the Mobile World Congress keynote in Las Vegas, the aptly named Razer Edge 5G stands out from the crowd by being the first in its class to be 5G compatible.

The Android-powered console should not only take advantage of this very fast bandwidth to access cloud gaming services like xCloud, like the Logitech G Cloud, but will also have internal storage to launch games locally. To this end, it will carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x chip, capable of supporting an external display up to 4K and running games at up to 144 frames per second.

If we are to believe the teaser above, the layout of the console buttons would be similar to what we already know on the Razer Kishi V2 controller, naturally with a screen instead of a smartphone. The Razer Edge 5G also appears to sport adaptive triggers.

There are still many unknowns on the board, such as a price and a release date. Knowing Razer, the note to afford the first 5G-compatible portable console is likely to be steep. But to be sure, the snake brand invites us to its RazerCon which will be held exactly in mid-October.

Source : Verizon

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