Razer is expanding to cloud gaming.
Razer on Sunday, October 16 has unveiled the Razer Edge at the RazerCon 2022. Razer in collaboration with Qualcomm and Verizon crafted a handheld gaming console ‘exclusively’ equipped with Snapdragon G3X Gen1—an active-cooled gaming chipset with 3GHz Kyro CPU.
It features a 144Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, 5000mAh battery capacity, has a 5MP front camera, and 8GB RAM paired with 128GB expandable storage.
The Razer Edge comes in three variants: the WiFi, the Founder’s Edition, and the 5G-enabled variants.
All variants come bundled with the Razer Kishi V2 controller that offers ‘HyperSense’ haptics and 3.5mm audio jack. The WiFi and Founder’s Edition specs are the same, but the latter comes with the Razer Hammerhead TWS earbuds inclusion.
Essentially, Razer Edge will offer thousands of games at launch which can play games from Android, PC (through Epic Games launcher built-in), Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming (still in beta), and NVIDIA GeForce Now as well as Steam Link, Moonlight, Parsec, and more.
Check out its specs and pricing below.
Razer Edge specs
6.8-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) AMOLED
144Hz refresh rate
Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
8GB LPDDR5 RAM
128GB UFS 3.1 internal storage
Up to 2TB expansion via microSD
5MP front camera
5G eSIM (Razer Edge 5G)
• Sub 6, mmWave, LTE, UMTS, Global LTE, LTE Cat 22
USB Type C
3.5mm Headphone Jack (via controller)
Dual speakers, two digital mics
THX Spatial Audio
260 x 85 x 11 mm
264 g (tablet only)
401 g (with controller attached)
Razer Edge Pricing and Availability
The Razer Edge WiFi and Founder’s Edition are priced at USD 399.99 and USD 499.99, respectively and are slated for retail release in early 2023 in the US. Razer is yet to announce the pricing for the 5G variant.
No word yet on availability to other markets. Stay tuned for updates!