Razer resurrects ‘Edge’ brand with new 5g gaming phone | Pocket Gamer.biz
If you remember the name Razer Edge, you’re not alone, back in 2013 gaming hardware company Razer dipped its toes into the mobile gaming market with its Razer Edge gaming tablet. Priced at nearly $999, it was described by then-IGN reviewer Scott Lowe as “an ambitious, but flawed product”. Since then, Razer has stuck with its line of more traditional gaming hardware, especially laptops.
However, things have changed since then. Originally, the Razer Edge offered hardware specs that many compared to a low-end gaming laptop. But with the recent release of the Steam Deck, the porting of many AAA titles natively to phones via companies like Feral Interactive, and most importantly, the rise of streaming video games, the time seems ripe for the Razer Edge to return.
The edge of the Razer
The Razer Edge 5G was announced yesterday at Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas. Briefly describing its hardware, Verizon said it would be “built on the Snapdragon® G3X Gen 1 gaming platform.” We also got to see a brief trailer uploaded later, which appears to show off the new device, complete with joysticks, triggers, D-pad (directional pad) and bumpers like you might find on a game controller. conventional console.
Above all, its 5G capability will be very good news for mobile gamers. For game streaming through services like Xbox Game Pass, a good internet connection is crucial and has been the main hurdle for a gaming audience accustomed to low latency and fast response times. Razer’s decision to build this new device around a classic controller setup will be a key indicator of where they see their audience lying, in AAA gamers gaming on the go via streaming.
More information on the Razer Edge 5G is expected to be announced on October 15 at Razercon. Where we are likely to see the device in its entirety, if not a demonstration of all its features. Razer also announced last year that by 2030 they were aiming to be carbon neutral in their operations, so we may also receive updates on the production process.