New Razer Edge Android gaming console the latest to go all-in on cloud gaming

What you need to know

  • The Razer Edge 5G is a handheld gaming console powered by a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, 8GB of memory, and the Verizon 5G network.
  • It has a 6.8-inch, 2400×1080, 144Hz AMOLED™ touchscreen display with 288Hz touch sampling, and uses an exclusive Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller.
  • It will support Epic Games Store, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, Steam Link, and Xbox Remote Play.
  • The Razer Edge Wi-Fi is a $400 console with the same specs but no 5G option, and it’s available to reserve today though the Razer beta program.
  • The 5G version will sell exclusively through Verizon starting in January 2023.

It’s ironic that so many cloud gaming devices are launching right after the death of Stadia. Acer, Lenovo, and ASUS are launching gaming Chromebooks, a Logitech G Cloud Gaming console arrives this October, and now the Razer Edge and Razer Edge 5G will allow gamers to enjoy both Android games and cloud games on the go.

Announced during the RazerCon livestream alongside Razer’s new PS5 Hammerhead earbuds, the Razer Edge is a 6.8-inch mobile device running on Android 12 and the Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 gaming platform, designed to enable 144Hz gaming and 10-bit HDR, as well as low – latency cloud gaming through Wi-Fi 6E.

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