Razer and Verizon Making a Handheld 5G Device for Gamers

Razer handheld gaming device
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One of the biggest Gaming Peripheral companies in the world, Razer, has partnered up with Verizon and Qualcomm to make a new handheld gaming device, which has taken the world by storm. Everyone is excited to see what Razer has up its sleeve this time.

Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas, the new handheld seemingly won’t be exclusively used for streaming games from the cloud despite the 5G focus. Verizon also announced that games could be downloaded to the device.

In this article, we will talk about everything we know about the device and everything that has been disclosed. So please give it a read thoroughly.

Razer Handheld Gaming Device

Razer, Verizon, and Qualcomm have partnered to make a 5G gaming handheld console called the Razer Edge 5G. Nothing was said about the device, as a full reveal isn’t scheduled until RazerCon on October 15. Still, the companies confirmed it would be built using the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 Gaming Platform and is designed for high-performance gaming.

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Qualcomm and Razer combined to make a handheld gaming prototype in December, seemingly a precursor to this new console that Verizon has revealed. It was also built using the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 tech and was made available to developers but not consumers.

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The recent surge in handheld gaming was perhaps prompted by the Nintendo Switch’s release in 2017, but more recently with the likes of Valve’s Steam Deck – though this device is equipped with the hardware to run demanding games locally instead of streaming them.

Logitech and Chinese publishing giant Tencent also announced their device in August. These consoles will be used solely for cloud gaming, connecting users with services like Xbox’s Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA’s GeForce Now.

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