Razer unveils the Edge 5G handheld console

Razer unveils the Edge 5G handheld console

The gaming hardware company Razer has introduced a new portable gaming system. At RazerCon 2022, the US-based firm unveiled the Razer Edge 5G. The Razer Edge is the first specialized 5G portable console in the world since, as its name indicates, it supports 5G. The business and US carrier Verizon have jointly introduced a new console.

Under the hood of the new Razer Edge 5G is a Snapdragon processor. It also has a big display and a sizable battery.

The Edge 5G from Razer is now available in the US for $399 (roughly INR 33,000). The Kishi V2 Pro controller is included in the pricing, according to the brand. Paying $499.99 will get you the Razer Edge Founders Edition, which also includes the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless headphones (nearly INR 41,200). The console will start selling in the US in January 2023 and is now on pre-order.

The Edge 5G’s hardware includes a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 SoC, which was introduced last year as a specifically designed chipset for gaming devices. Many capabililities, including Wi-Fi 6E, mmWave 5G and a 144Hz refresh rate for the display, are supported by the Edge 5G thanks to the SoC. Furthermore, the screen measures 6.8-inch diagonally. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported by the AMOLED display.

You can play AAA games on The Edge 5G, some of which are pre-installed. Additionally, the Kishi V2 Pro controller is included. The console comes pre-installed with Android 12. It has an 8GB LPDDR5 RAM capacity and a 5MP front camera. Internal storage is 128GB UFS 3.1 and may be increased by up to 2TB using a microSD card slot.

Additionally, the console has two microphones and two speakers. A 5000mAh battery is inside. The console weighs around 264 grams when used alone, and 400 grams when the controller is added.

Users will be able to play every Android game there is on the portable gaming system that Razer is marketing as the “ultimate Android gaming device” (Edge 5G). Of course, that also implies that regional restrictions on the availability of certain games would be in force.

When portable gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck already exist and provide a distinct variety of games, it will be fascinating to watch how the gadget is received. In addition to this, the Edge 5G will face competition from gaming and flagship smartphones as it tries to convince people that they need yet another Android device when they already own smartphones.