Razer, in partnership with Verizon, is taking handheld gaming to the next level with the Razer Edge 5G. The gaming lifestyle company is not satisfied with just offering console-grade controllers for mobile phones; it now has a Steam Deck competitor too.
And mind you, though. The Razer Edge 5G handheld gaming console is not just a regular handheld; it is, as the product name suggests, 5G enabled. This means you can play titles that required Internet connectivity wherever. No hotspot or WiFi is required.
While the Razer Edge is essentially an Android handheld gaming device, it is not limited to native Android games. Thanks to pre-installed launchers like Epic Games, cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), and NVIDIA GeForce Now, it offers games beyond Android games.
The device also supports remote play options, offering full access to PC libraries like Steam Link, Moonlight, Parsec, and Xbox. It really is the one handheld gaming device to rule’em all.
While it is clearly a Steam Deck rival, the Razer Edge 5G is not a one-piece handheld. The Razer Edge is made up of two components: a touchscreen display and the Razer Kishi V2 Pro console-grade controllers.
Spec-sheet details include a 144 Hz 6.8” FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) AMOLED touchscreen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128 GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, mmWave Verizon 5G connectivity, a 5,000 mAh battery, 2-way speakers with Verizon Adaptive Sound, 2 digital mics, and Android 12 OS.
The new Razer Edge 5G Android handheld gaming device is set to go on sale in January 2023 exclusively through Verizon. For those who do not want 5G, there is also a WiFi variant that will be available exclusively from Razer.com and Razer Store locations.
Meanwhile, you can reserve a unit from Razer.com. However, I don’t believe pricing has been announced.
All images courtesy of Razer.