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(Pocket-lint) – The Razer Edge 5G has been tailor-made to be “the ultimate Android gaming handheld” and it’s the first device to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 platform.
The company has revealed most of the specs for the device, along with the price, and we got our hands on it during the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit.
While it wasn’t possible to play around with the Razer Edge in order to offer first impressions, you can flick through the image gallery at the top of this page to see what the device looks like in the flesh.
As mentioned, the Razer Edge runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 platform. Along with that, it claims to be the world’s first 5G handheld gaming console, optimized for Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, supporting Sub 6 and mmWave.
Elsewhere there’s a 6.8-inch Full HD+ touchscreen with a 144Hz refresh rate, 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of internal memory. You’ll find microSD support, two-way speakers, and a 5,000mAh battery, which should deliver between six and seven hours of continuous play. There are also fans in the back.
The Razer Edge 5G measures 260 x 85 x 11mm and weighs 264g without the Kishi V2 Pro controller attached. The Kishi V2 Pro controller connects via USB-C and features 3.5mm passthrough and haptics. There are two analog sticks, eight buttons, a D-pad, two triggers, and two bumpers.
There are also two programmable buttons, one of which you can use to launch the Razer Nexus app which is designed to act as a dashboard for Android gaming, providing easy access to gaming platforms and downloaded games. in one place.
The Razer Edge 5G will be fully unveiled at CES 2023, along with pricing, although you can already reserve one on Razer’s website.
Written by Britta O’Boyle.