Razer, Qualcomm, and Verizon are developing a 5G portable. At Mobile World Congress, the carrier teased the Razer Edge 5G. The gadget features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 1. The December-announced chipset boasts an Adreno GPU that can run Android games at 144 fps and 10-bit HDR. FastConnect 6900 provides 5G and WiFi 6E connection.
BREAKING: @Verizon, @Razer and @Qualcomm are teaming up on the world's first 5G mobile gaming handheld—Razer Edge 5G! It will allow you to play your favorite games regardless of whether you are gaming in the cloud, on an app or streaming from your console. https://t.co/TYPw5xFyeF pic.twitter.com/F9Vg3CfABl
— George Koroneos ?? (@GLKCreative) September 28, 2022
As Verizon’s PR manager tweeted, the Razer Edge 5G is real and on Verizon’s website (also linked in the tweet). While little is known about this Razer device beyond a mention on Verizon’s site, Razer will share more details at Razercon on October 15. More news next month.
Clearly, hardware makers are jumping on the game streaming bandwagon. Game streaming still has a ways to go to match the stability and quality of local games, so it’s unclear how much interest there is in devices like the Razer Edge 5G. The Snapdragon chip makes Android games playable locally, but streaming is the focus. Still, for the tech to progress, the first generation must be realized, which implies game streaming may become a viable option to high-end consoles and gaming PCs.