A new Android portable game system, the Razer Edge, has been revealed

This weekend began off RazerCon 2022, and today, CEO Min-Liang Tan officially unveiled the Razer Edge, the company’s first handheld Android gaming console. This is the first commercially accessible 5G handheld console, and it supports both sub-6 Ghz and mmWave connectivity; it was teased towards the end of last month. Verizon will have exclusive access to the 5G models, which will also work with LTE, UMTS, Global LTE, and the LTE Cat 22 bands.

Razer Edge features an AMOLED display that is 6.8 inches in size and can refresh at a blistering 144 frames per second (FHD+, or 2400 by 1080). You may also use the front 5 megapixel 1080p camera. The Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset from Qualcomm works in tandem with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and a microSD slot that supports cards up to 2TB in size. You can play games designed specifically for the Android platform, stream PC games from your local library, or play games hosted in the cloud via services like Xbox Cloud Gaming or Nvidia GeForce Now.

Android, PC, Xbox and Cloud gaming

The Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller is included with the purchase of a Razer Edge and features two analog sticks, a D-pad, 8 buttons, 2 triggers, and two bumpers in addition to two customizable buttons and HyperSense haptics. The controller includes a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Razer Edge

The Razer Edge comes in at 260 x 85 x 11 mm and weighs 264 grams without the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller, which brings the grand total to 401 grams. Android 12 handles software, and the battery capacity is 5,000 mAh.

The Razer Edge W-Fi alone model costs $400, while the Founders Edition with the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless (2021) headphones is priced at $500. Although the 5G version’s price hasn’t been finalized, it’s been classified as forthcoming. Starting today, potential buyers can put down a $5 deposit on a Razer Edge through the company’s website.

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