Sep 28, 2022 1 min read

Razer set to unveil new 5G gaming handheld

Verizon joins up with Razer and Qualcomm to tease the "world's first 5G mobile gaming handheld".

The Razer Edge 5G handheld

U.S. mobile carrier Verizon has revealed that they're working with gaming tech brand Razer and chip-maker Qualcomm on an all-new Android-powered handheld gaming device.

Dubbed the 'Razer Edge 5G', Verizon teased only a few key details about the upcoming product at their Mobile World Congress keynote in Las Vegas this Wednesday.

Hailed as the 'world's first 5G mobile gaming handheld' it's designed to let you play games wherever you are — be that via streaming or download. It joins the recently revealed Logitech G Cloud in an increasingly crowded space of portable gaming platforms.

Beyond knowing its 5G capabilities, and what chip is on the inside — Qualcomm's Snapdragon G3x — we don't know much else about the handheld at this point.

If that Qualcomm chip sounds familar, then you may remember stories from late last year sharing details of how Qualcomm were partnering with Razer on a development kit to create such 'Switch-like' handheld platforms.

Here's what Justin Cooney from Razer told The Verge at the time:

"Working together with Qualcomm in this collaborative partnership, we aim to bring more publishers and developers to the table and achieve our joint vision for creating the future of portable gaming."

This upcoming device seems like the fruits of those efforts.

More information on this new portable is due to be shared next month at RazerCon, Razer's annual digital event set to take place on October 15.

Chris Brandrick
Chris Brandrick
Curator of Switch Weekly. Loves Nintendo. Uses too many emoji. ✌️🎮💌🇪🇺
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