IRVINE, CA and NEW YORK, NY – Verizon, the Network America powerhouse, together with Razer™, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled the Razer Edge 5G, the ultimate 5G portable gaming device at the RazerCon 2022 keynote. This groundbreaking collaboration will bring the world’s first dedicated 5G handheld console to market – featuring the world’s most advanced display of any gaming handheld, powered by the latest platform Snapdragon® G3x Gen 1 gaming device and running on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, the 5G network for gaming. It is specially designed to deliver the best gaming performance on the go.
“The core concept of every product we offer always boils down to one thing, our ‘For Gamers. By Gamers.’ motto,” said Richard Hashim, head of Razer’s mobile and console division. “With the Razer Edge, we’ve created the ultimate portable gaming platform. Working with Verizon and Qualcomm, we designed the Razer Edge 5G to be a true gaming device, capable of supporting gamers’ entire AAA game catalogs or allowing them to stream online , taking away their gaming experience with low latency.
Play anytime and anywhere
No longer held back by cords or old-generation Wi-Fi, the Razer Edge 5G features absolute cutting-edge 5G ultra-wideband connectivity, giving you the ability to get up off the couch and experience true mobile game on the go. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is like having the power and performance of the best home broadband network in your pocket. Gamers no longer need to be connected to their home network or constantly search for a reliable Wi-Fi hotspot while on the go.
“With the Razer Edge 5G, you’ll have a complete mobile gaming system in your hands with a reliable connection that can deliver blazing-fast speeds, with low lag, all on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband – the 5G network for gaming. “said Brian Higgins, SVP, Devices and Consumer Products Marketing, Verizon. “In other words, you’ll soon be able to crush the competition, while giving your favorite gaming chair a little break for the day.”
Thousands of games on one device
From day one, the Razer Edge 5G will have thousands of AAA games compatible with the device, from native Android games and pre-installed launchers like Epic Games, to cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta ) and Nvidia GeForce Now, or remote play options that provide full access to PC libraries such as Steam Link, Moonlight, Parsec, and Xbox. With unlimited access to game catalogs on the go, the Razer Edge 5G delivers ultimate quality without sacrificing remote accessibility or content availability.
“Our mission is to make gaming accessible to more gamers around the world, whether that’s those who are already part of the Xbox community or someone who wants to play Xbox for the very first time,” said Catherine Gluckstein, vice president of Xbox Cloud Gaming at Microsoft. “Working with hardware partners like Razer to include Xbox Cloud Gaming on new gaming handhelds opens up whole new possibilities for gamers to experience Xbox on the go.”
The Razer Edge delivers uncompromising performance and fidelity, starting with its display. The 6.8-inch AMOLED™ touchscreen achieves a 144Hz refresh rate at 2400 x 1080 FHD+ resolution, delivering up to 87% more pixels than competing offerings. AMOLED technology delivers better color contrast with deeper blacks, faster response times, low-temperature performance, and nearly unlimited viewing angles, while consuming less power than conventional LCDs. AAA games shine at their full potential at home or on the go with this top-notch display. Steam Link users can enjoy 144Hz gameplay on the Razer Edge, taking full advantage of the fast display and Valve’s extensive catalog of games.
Console Quality Control
Whether you’re playing a touchscreen game or using the Razer Edge 5G’s full-touch controls, gamers will have absolute control. The Razer Edge 5G comes with the new Razer Kishi V2 Pro, featuring all the award-winning technologies, customization options, and features of the Kishi V2 Mobile Controller, with two additions: Razer HyperSense Advanced Haptic Feedback and Audio Port 3, 5mm. Micro switches in the face buttons and D-pad provide tactical response and instant actuation to achieve true console-quality controls on a portable gaming rig.
Ultimate gaming gear
Designed for gaming with every component, the Razer Edge 5G is engineered to be the ultimate portable gaming hardware. Starting with the platform, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform is built from the ground up to deliver superior Android gaming performance. The Snapdragon G3x features an octa-core 3Ghz Kryo processor and an Adreno GPU designed for maximum graphics and peak performance per watt, so gamers will never have to compromise power for performance during long gaming sessions. Early benchmark tests show the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 running 2-3x faster speeds than standard mobile platforms such as the Snapdragon 720G. The AMOLED display is simultaneously optimized for efficient power consumption, enabling long hours of gaming on the 5000mAh capacity battery.
- Platform: Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming PlatformOS: Android 12
- Screen: 6.8″ FHD+ 2400×1080 AMOLED 144Hz
- Memory: 8 GB LPDDR5
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Sub 6, mmWave Verizon 5G
- Weight: 263.8g, 400.8g with controller
- Audio: 2-way speakers with Verizon Adaptive Sound, 2 digital microphones
- Storage: 128 GB
- Dimensions: 259.7 x 84.5 x 10.83mm
Launching in January 2023 exclusively through Verizon, the Razer Edge 5G will bring a revolutionary new era to 5G handheld gaming. Gamers can experience it live and in person, at the Razer booth at CES 2023.
Stay tuned to verizon.com for pricing and more information. Click here to reserve your Razer Edge 5G.