The Nintendo Switch made such an important impact that every day more companies want to launch their own portable console in the form of a similar factor. First it was Steam with the Steam Deck, then Logitech with the G Cloud and now Razer has just hinted at the Razer Edge 5G, its own device.
Through a press release and a presentation at the Mobile World Congress Las Vegas, the telephone operator Verizon announced a collaboration with Razer and Qualcomm for the manufacture of a portable video game console called Edge 5G, which “will allow you to play your favorite games no matter if you are playing in the cloud, in an application or streaming from your console.”
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
At the moment little is known about the Razer Edge 5G, as its official reveal will take place at the RazerCon this October 15. It is known that the console will be powered by the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 gaming platform and will be designed for high-performance gaming, anywhere. The device will work with Android operating system and will allow you to play titles by downloading them locally, streaming them locally or streaming them from the cloud via 5G.
A collaboration between these 3 companies implies expertise in different areas: Verizon is an operator, so it will provide the mobile connectivity part; Razer is an accessories manufacturer with years of experience; and Qualcomm develops the processors of most high-end devices in the world.