Razer announced that it has developed the Razer Edge 5G, a mobile game console that can use 5G communication, in collaboration with Verizon, a major telecommunications operator in the United States, and Qualcomm, a semiconductor giant.
On September 22, Logitech announced the Logitech G Cloud, an Android-based mobile game console. This product is a dedicated cloud game device that not only supports cloud game services such as Xbox Game Pass and GeForce Now, but also supports remote game play using Steam Link or the Xbox App.
A week later, on September 29, Razer announced its own portable game console, the Razer Edge 5G. As the world’s first mobile game machine that supports 5G communication, network connection is possible, so it also supports cloud game play. Of course, one of the differences from Logitech products is that you can download and play local games.
The shape of the body looks like a cross key or analog stick is placed next to the display, the grip is curved, and the laser logo is included. In addition to the L1 and L2 buttons on the front, there is also a small button called M1. The L2 button has a trigger type that can be pushed in like the PlayStation 5 DualSense wireless controller.
As it has Snapdragon G3x Gen1, SoC for Qualcomm gaming devices, it is expected that Android app game play will be possible. At the time of the announcement of the Snapdragon G3x Gen1, Razer introduced a portable game console developer kit with this SoC. This package has a 6.65-inch OLED that supports a 120Hz refresh rate, a 1080p webcam, and a 4-way speaker that supports Snapdragon audio.
Meanwhile, details about the Razer Edge 5G will be announced during the RazerCon 2022 which is to be held on October 15th. Relevant information can be found here.