The Razer Edge is a cloud-based and Android-based gaming handheld console that was announced by Razer last year. At CES 2023, the business disclosed additional specifications, a release date, as well as pricing for the gadget.
The trend of mobile gaming has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and there is every reason to expect this trend to continue to gain traction in the year 2023. Cloud-based platforms such as Microsoft’s xCloud and Nvidia GeForce Now have both achieved a stunning level of performance in recent years. Smartphones have also reached this level. And Razer is getting on board with this trend by releasing a portable Android device called the Razer Edge.
Razer Edge specs and price
If you’ve ever used a clamp-on gaming controller accessory for your phone and found the fit to be a bit less than perfect, the Razer Edge is probably going to be right for you. It offers a much more natural and comfortable grip than other options.
It features a 6.8-inch AMOLED display that has an FHD+ resolution (2400 x 1080) and a 144Hz refresh rate, making it superior to many handheld gaming devices that are currently available on the market. Additionally, it is the first device to be powered by the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, which includes an active-cooling technology that allows you to play games for a longer period of time.
In this gadget, you’ll find a hand-picked collection of Android games that Razer has confirmed compatibility for controller input, in addition to simple access to all of your preferred cloud gaming services. Because this menu is linked to a quick-launch button on the hardware of the controller, it is possible to switch between games while maintaining the impression that you are playing on a dedicated console.
Razer believes that you will get the most out of this handheld by making use of its Wi-Fi or 5G capabilities in order to play games that can be found in the Play Store or on a variety of cloud gaming platforms.
According to PocketNow, the Razer Edge (Wi-Fi) and the Razer Edge 5G will both be available for purchase beginning on the 26th of January. The Wi-Fi version has a price tag of $400 and will be available for purchase on the official Razer website as well as in any of the company’s retail locations in the United States. The Razer Edge 5G will be sold exclusively by Verizon at the price of $600 and may be purchased either online or in-store.