Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon want to make a splash within the gaming handheld area with the Razer Edge 5G.
This Android-powered transportable gadget seems to be set to compete with Valve’s Steam Deck and can let gamers obtain video games domestically or stream them by way of cloud-based companies like Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Way more is not identified concerning the Razer Edge 5G at this stage. However, Verizon has confirmed
(opens in new tab) the handheld might be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 gaming platform. This identical chipset was teased by Qualcomm final 12 months and appears to help as many as 4K decisions at 60fps. However, at the time, it was getting used as a developer-only platform and wasn’t commercially accessible.
Promising specs, then, nevertheless it stays to be seen if that’ll pan out for the Razer Edge 5G. Fortunately, we can’t have to attend for much longer for extra particulars. Verizon’s George Koroneos has confirmed that extra particulars might be revealed at RazerCon, taking place on Saturday, October 15.
A handheld to keep watch over?
I am cautiously optimistic concerning the Razer Edge 5G. Nevertheless, it’ll want to noticeably impress, because it’s getting into an area that is dominated by each Steam Deck and the Nintendo Change. Plus we’re beginning to see extra gaming handhelds enter the area, too, just like the Logitech G Cloud.
The truth is, Logitech’s gadget seems to be to realize comparable objectives to that of the Razer Edge 5G. It, too, helps the Xbox Recreation Move ecosystem, however, lacks 5G performance and native storage.
One factor that Razer’s gadget could have going for it over the competitors, although, is that it might have characteristic adaptive triggers. The teaser video briefly emphasizes the handheld’s set-off buttons, activating an elaborate graphic when squeezed. It may simply be a fairly animation, however to me it hints that the Razer Edge 5G’s triggers could possibly be comparable in performance to these of the DualSense Wi-fi Controller for PS5.
We’ll know extra concerning the Razer Edge 5G in simply a few weeks on the full RazerCon reveal. Hopefully, the gadget will land in an affordable worth bracket. The Steam Deck is actually ruling the handheld dialogue proper now. So it is perhaps sensible for Razer and Verizon to supply their gadget at a barely extra reasonably priced worth level.