Verizon has briefly announced about its upcoming 5G gaming handheld device at a keynote at Mobile world Congress Las Vegas. In collaboration with Razer and Qualcomm, Verizon has teased this new gaming handheld, called the Razer Edge 5G.
As the name implies, the handheld device is 5G-equipped and will be able to access 5G ultra wideband in some way, running on Android (but the exact version is still unclear) with Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 platform. Back in December, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit was showcased at an event. Verizon and Razer will be using the same G3x Gen 1 platform. This G3x chipset has a Adreno GPU which is supposed to support external displays up to 4K and capable of running games at up to 144 frames per second. This device lets the players to download games locally, and stream them from their console access them directly from the cloud with the help of 5G Ultra Wideband.
The Razer Edge 5G features a 6.65-inch OLED display with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit HDR, 5MP webcam for streaming, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Snapdragon Sound, 6000mAh battery, USB-C, and 4-way speakers. This device will use cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and users can also play games stored locally on the device. Recently launched Logitech G Cloud Handheld doesn’t have this ability to store games locally on the device.
BREAKING: @Verizon, @Razer and @Qualcomm are teaming up on the world's first 5G mobile gaming handheld—Razer Edge 5G! It will allow you to play your favorite games regardless of whether you are gaming in the cloud, on an app or streaming from your console. https://t.co/TYPw5xFyeF pic.twitter.com/F9Vg3CfABl— George Koroneos 🗿🍹 (@GLKCreative) September 28, 2022
Verizon claims the Razer Edge 5G is the world’s first gaming handheld and it will be fully revealed in a couple of weeks at RazerCon on October 15.