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Razer unveiled the cloud gaming handheld “Razer Edge”

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Razer unveiled the cloud gaming handheld “Razer Edge”
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Razer recently teased a cloud gaming-focused 5G handheld device. The company used RazerCon to formally unveil the system, which it calls the “Razer Edge.”

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The Razer Edge has a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080. The display, according to Razer, has 87 percent more pixels than competitors’ devices. The screen on the Steam Deck, for example, has a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Looking at its heart, Razer teaming up with Qualcomm and Verizon on this device. It is powered by the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, which was designed specifically for the Edge. The device features a 3GHz octa-core Kryo CPU, an Adreno GPU, active cooling, and six air vents.

The device includes a 5,000mAh battery, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB of storage. There are two-way speakers with Verizon Adaptive Sound and a pair of digital microphones on the audio front. There’s also a webcam, which allows you to livestream your gameplay.

The Edge system is powered by an Android 12 tablet, which is housed inside the new Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller. The latter has the same analog triggers as the Kishi V2, as well as microswitches, programmable buttons, and an “ultra-precise” D-pad, according to Razer. The Kishi V2 Pro is differentiated by HyperSense haptic feedback and, thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone jack.

In terms of games, the Edge, which will initially be available only in the United States, will come preloaded with launchers for Epic Games, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and NVIDIA GeForce Now. You can, however, use remote play services such as Steam Link, Moonlight, and Parsec.

According to Razer, the Edge has Wi-Fi 6E, which operates on an “uncongested” 6GHz channel and supports multi-gig bandwidth for fast download and upload speeds. If you have the right model, you will be able to connect to cloud gaming services while on the go via 5G.

The Razer Edge 5G is only available from Verizon. Pricing and exact availability will be announced later, but it is expected to be available in January, around the same time as the Wi-Fi model, and will cost $400 and will be available through Razer’s website and RazerStore locations. A refundable deposit of $5 is required to reserve one. The standalone Kishi V2 Pro controller has yet to be priced or released by Razer.

Razer Edge full specs

Razer Edge Wi-FiRazer Edge Founder EditionRazer Edge 5G
MSRP$399.99$499.99Coming Soon
CHIPSETQualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
SCREEN6.8” FHD+ (2400×1080) AMOLED 144Hz6.8” FHD+ (2400×1080) AMOLED 144Hz6.8” FHD+ (2400×1080) AMOLED 144Hz
RAM8GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR58GB LPDDR5
STORAGEInternal: 128GB (UFS 3.1)
External Memory Support: MicroSD (Up to 2TB)
Internal: 128GB (UFS 3.1)
External Memory Support: MicroSD (Up to 2TB)
Internal: 128GB (UFS 3.1)
External Memory Support: MicroSD (Up to 2TB)
AUDIO2-way speakers with 2 digital microphones
THX Spatial Audio
2-way speakers with 2 digital microphones
THX Spatial Audio
2-way speakers with 2 digital microphones
Boomcloud360 audio
CAMERAFront-facing: 5MP, 1080p @60fpsFront-facing: 5MP, 1080p @60fpsFront-facing: 5MP, 1080p @60fps
BATTERY5,000mAh5,000mAh5,000mAh
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type C
3.5mm Headphone Jack (via controller)
Wi-Fi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type C
3.5mm Headphone Jack (via controller)
Wi-Fi 6E
5G with Embedded SIM (eSIM)
Bluetooth 5.2
USB Type C
3.5mm Headphone Jack (via controller)
ANTENNASub 6, mmWave
BANDSLTE, UMTS, Global LTE, LTE Cat 22
DIMENSIONS260 x 85 x 11 mm260 x 85 x 11 mm260 x 85 x 11 mm
WEIGHT264 g (tablet only)
401 g (with a controller attached)
264 g (tablet only)
401 g (with a controller attached)
264 g (tablet only)
401 g (with a controller attached)
CONTROLLERPowered via USB-C
2 analog sticks
8 buttons
1 D-pad
2 triggers
2 bumpers
2 programmable buttons
Razer HyperSense haptics
Powered via USB-C
2 analog sticks
8 buttons
1 D-pad
2 triggers
2 bumpers
2 programmable buttons
Razer HyperSense haptics
Powered via USB-C
2 analog sticks
8 buttons
1 D-pad
2 triggers
2 bumpers
2 programmable buttons
Razer HyperSense haptics
CONTENTRazer Edge Wi-Fi, Razer Kishi V2 ProRazer Edge Wi-Fi, Razer Kishi V2 Pro, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless (2021)Razer Edge 5G, Razer Kishi V2 Pro