Verizon, Razer and Qualcomm are teaming up to launch a new Android gaming handheld next month. The Razer Edge 5G was teased today during Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas, giving us our first look at a new handheld gaming console that will be officially announced next month.
Razer was primarily known for its PC hardware accessories, providing gamers with gaming mice, keyboards, audio equipment, and more. Over the past decade, the company has significantly expanded its product categories, offering consumers products like laptops, desktops, monitors, and even gear for content creators. A gaming handheld sounds like a perfect product to expand its product lineup, especially considering that the company already makes a well-received mobile gaming controller for Android and iOS smartphones. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long to find out what Razer is cooking up, as the Razer Edge 5G will be fully unveiled on October 15 during RazerCon 2022. The annual digital event is all about everything Razer, bringing together fans of the brand and the global gaming community. In addition to Razer, Logitech also recently announced its own handheld gaming console, the G Cloud Gaming Handheld.
Even though not much is known about the console yet, Verizon has already revealed some details about the upcoming device: It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 Gaming Platform, which is designed for high-end performance. In addition, the device will run Android and will be able to connect to mobile Internet on the go using the carrier’s 5G Ultra Wideband. While there isn’t much else to Verizon’s press release about the device, from the video shown by George Koroneos, Verizon’s official Gadget Guy, it looks like the console will have plenty of physical controls, including triggers that appear to have some sort of force feedback system.
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