Back in September, Razer wanted a slice of its sweet, sweet cloud gaming cake. It looks like Razer’s new Android gaming handheld is on its way. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan introduced the product along with various other products and updates at RazerCon 2022.
Razer calls it “his ultimate Android gaming handheld” and states that the Razer Edge is his first 5G handheld gaming console in the world. At least in the US, we can claim this through our partnership with Verizon. The device comes with a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, 144Hz AMOLED display and also includes the Kishi V2, a highly acclaimed mobile device controller. All of this is controlled via the Razer Nexus app available for both Android and iPhone devices.
Like many cloud gaming devices, it natively supports the usual range of Android games. The promo video shows Halo Infinite. It supports options like NVIDIA’s Remote Play, AMD’s Link and the Steam Link utility for in-home streaming of your favorite PC games. However, along the way, you might stick with cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA Cloud Gaming, or any other cloud gaming service that supports Android.
The Wi-Fi only edition is $399.99 and the Founders Edition is also Wi-Fi only for $499.99. However, the Founders Edition comes with a pair of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds as an extra coin. Pricing for his 5G version of the Razer Edge has yet to be announced. In terms of internal hardware, there is no difference, except that the 5G version includes a cellular antenna. So whichever iteration you choose should give you a very similar experience across the board. If you’re interested in the Razer Edge, you can pre-order it now. We hope this Android device has a better day than the Razer Forge.
The Razer Edge 5G wasn’t the only product announced at his eight-hour RazerCon. Other products announced include an update to the Razer Kraken Kitty called the Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro, a Chroma blue screen, and a collaboration with watchmaker Panerai called the Razer x Panerai Luminor Quaranta. Proceeds from this watch support international conservation efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.