Everyone wants their own Nintendo Switch — after Logitech and its G Gaming Handheld (final version, by the way, was named Logitech G CLOUD) Razer announced its own version of the portable console.
Razer Edge 5G will also run on Android and is being developed in partnership with Qualcomm and Verizon. The console is based on the new Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming chipset which was introduced at the end of last year based on Razer’s portable developer kit – a prototype of Edge 5G. So while Razer isn’t showing off the console’s exterior just yet, we can assume that it won’t be too different from the design of last year’s developer kit.
As the name suggests, the new console will have full 5G support (as a result of cooperation with Verizon). This significantly distinguishes Razer Edge 5G from other Android consoles, the same Logitech G CLOUD, which connects to the Internet only via Wi-Fi plus has a much weaker platform due to its focus on cloud gaming. Meanwhile, the efficient Edge 5G chipset will allow you to run any games on the console itself, and if desired, play in the “cloud” without connecting to Wi-Fi.
Razer hasn’t released any details about the Edge 5G at this time (except for a small teaser video), promising a full announcement at RazerCon on October 15.