Verizon Teases a 5G Game
Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon are working together on Verizon Teases a 5G Game handheld. The carrier teased the Razer Edge 5G at Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas. Details about the device are scarce, but what we do know is that it will feature Qualcomm. Announced in December, the chipset features an Adreno GPU capable of running Android games at 144fps, with built-in 10-bit HDR support. In addition, it offers 5G and WIFI 6E connectivity through the company’s Fast Connect 6900 system.
Late last year, Qualcomm and Razer released a development kit designed to showcase the G3x’s capabilities. The device featured a 120-inch 6.65 Hz OLED display, four-way speakers, and in-line controls. If we had to guess, the Razer Edge 5G will come close to this prototype. In the sneak peek shared today, Razer showed off enough Edge 5G to reveal that it will feature a slightly more refined design than the last Razer device to carry the Edge branding.
According to Verizon, the Android handheld can play games locally, as well as stream them from the cloud and consoles. This puts the Razer Edge 5G in an interesting position between and . The former is a dedicated cloud gaming device and costs $350, a steep price for its limited capabilities. Steam Deck is more expensive but it can run games like Elden Ring, Lost and Underworld natively. And if you already have these titles on Steam, you don’t have to pay for them again. What the Steam Deck lacks is 5G connectivity, and that’s something that could make the Razer Edge 5G a worthwhile option when it launches. Razer, Qualcomm, and Verizon promised to share more information about their collaboration on October 15th.
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