Verizon and Razer are creating a 5G handheld mobile gaming device
There’s another portable gaming handheld on the horizon and it’s called Razer Edge 5G. Made by Razer, Verizon and Qualcomm, it’s the first dedicated gaming device to support 5G.
The Razer Edge 5G is an Android streaming device that will allow anyone to stream games from the console or the cloud, in addition to playing locally downloaded games. It is built on Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 gaming platform, Qualcomm’s gaming chip was teased in December 2021.
Verizon will announce more details at RazerCon on October 15.
Compared to the recently announced Logitech handheld, it looks like players can host games locally on the Razer Edge 5G instead. Logitech G Cloudheavy emphasis on streaming. Logitech handsets also use Qualcomm technology, Snapdragon 720G (SD720G)– a chip released in 2020 and used in smartphones like Oppo Realme 6 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A72. The $350 price tag for an uninteresting chip makes the Logitech G Cloud a tough sell compared to the Steam Deck or even just using an iPhone and Razer Kishi combination.
We’ll have to see the full list of features and price points to make an accurate assessment of how the Razer Edge 5G stacks up against the Logitech G Cloud and the Steam Deck.
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