Over the past few months, rumors have circulated that Razer is preparing to launch a new portable 5G device focused on cloud gaming. At RazerCon 2022, the company finally showed off the product to the public, which it is branding as Razer Edge.
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The 6.8-inch AMOLED display on the Razer Edge features a refresh rate of 144Hz and a resolution of 2,400 by 1,080 pixels, making it Full HD+. According to Razer, the display packs 87% more pixels than its rivals. The Edge’s 288Hz sampling rate should make the Gorilla Glass touchscreen quite snappy.
The company is calling it the “world’s first dedicated 5G gaming device” because of its ability to broadcast cloud games and play mobile games directly. It features a gorgeous display and the latest iteration of the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller. The Kishi V2 Pro stands out because to its HyperSense haptic feedback and the convenience of its 3.5mm headphone jack.
On this project, Razer collaborated with Qualcomm and Verizon. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform was designed specifically for the Edge and powers it. Active cooling and six air vents complement the device’s octa-core Kryo CPU running at 3 GHz and Adreno GPU. From what Razer has seen in early benchmarking, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 provides speeds that are twice as fast as the Snapdragon 720G.
The handset comes with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery.Two digital microphones and a pair of speakers are included. Also, there’s a built-in webcam so you can broadcast your games in real time.
For a gadget geared toward cloud-based gaming, connectivity is obviously crucial. According to Razer, the Edge is equipped with WiFi 6E and supports multi-gigabit bandwidth for rapid downloads and uploads.
Verizon is the only carrier to offer the Razer Edge in the 5G connectivity slot. The WiFi variant is priced at $400, with information on the 5G variant yet to come. As of now, you can reserve yourself one of these for $5 at Razer’s official website.