Amid much fanfare, consumer electronics company Razor unveiled the world’s first 5G gaming device: a Nintendo Switch-style Android handheld for $399.99. Here’s what you need to know:
- What makes “Razer Edge 5G” special?
Called the Razer Edge and exclusive to Verizon, the premium Android gaming handheld features an exclusive Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chip, 144Hz AMOLED display, and a detachable controller called the Kishi V2 Pro for Android and Xbox gaming . The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chip is capable of “2-3x speeds” for consistent performance and high frame rates.
- How to use the Razer Edge 5G?
You can use the Razer Kishi V2 Pro with microswitch buttons, analog triggers, programmable macros, and Razer HyperSense haptics for competitive AAA gaming, the company said during its annual RazerCon event. Like Nintendo’s Switch, the Edge comes in two parts: a main unit with display and internal hardware, and a set of modular, detachable controls. The main unit features a 6.8-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080, with a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
- What about the Razer Edge 5G battery?
It comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which Razer says should keep you gaming for “hours.”
- When will Razer Edge be available in the market?
The Razer Edge will be available in January 2023. Razer has been preparing a dedicated gaming device for Android for months, with Verizon’s 5G connectivity to enable cloud gaming from anywhere. According to the company, the handheld is perfect for both cloud gaming services and high-end mobile games like Apex Legends.
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