At the Mobile World Congress conference in Las Vegas, Verizon announcement it will jointly launch the Razer Edge 5G. The product is the world’s first 5G handheld game console. It is developed by Razer with the prowess of the Qualcomm Snapdragon family.
The Razer Edge 5G has just entered the trending handheld game console market. It will bring Qualcomm Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 SoC and run Android system. According to Razer, the final product will be revealed during the RazerCon 2022 Ultimate Game Celebration. It will begin on October 16.
The power of the Razer Edge 5G comes from the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1
You might be wondering about the powers of the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 gaming SoC. It focuses on gaming like NVIDIA does with the Tegra series. It has an Adreno GPU, supports 144fps gaming, and also supports sub-6GHz 5G, mmWave 5G, and Wi-Fi 6E. Additionally, the processor inside the Razer Edge 5G can output 4K displays over USB. The C interface is also connected to the MR head-mounted display.
Qualcomm and Razer have joined forces to launch the SoC-powered children’s development device. It has a 6.65-inch 120Hz HDR OLED display, a 5MP front-facing webcam, and a 6,000mAh battery. However, the kit is not the real Razer Edge 5G. The product will be quite different.
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The Razer Edge 5G runs Android as we said above. For this reason, it will run all mobile games from Google Play Store. It might not be enough to compete with the Nintendo Switch. However, it also has the ability to run cloud gaming services. Much like the Logitech G, it can run NVIDIA GeForce Now or Xbox Cloud Gaming, for example.
Is the Snapdragon G3X capable?
According to the teaser, the Razer Edge 5G features two thumbsticks, a D-Pad, as well as several buttons next to the screen while the back features several adaptive triggers. We’re curious to see if the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8CX will prove to be a worthy alternative for gaming.
While Qualcomm proves itself in the mobile segment with the Snapdragon family, other iterations have been quite controversial. The Snapdragon 8cx series, for example, is still trying to prove itself as a valid alternative for ARM-based computers. But it’s still miles away from Apple’s ARM family. So we’re curious to see if the Snapdragon solution will really take on the Tegra series.
Anyway, when it comes to portable consoles, the Steam Deck is still the most powerful. The console is the only one that can natively run demanding PC games, and can also do cloud gaming.