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Razer and Verizon team up to launch 5G gaming handheld that can play games locally

Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon are collaborating on a 5G gaming handheld. The carrier teased the Razer Edge 5G at Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas. Details about the device are scarce, but all we know is that it will be powered by Qualcomm. Released in December, the chipset features an Adreno GPU capable of running Android games at 144 frames per second and supports built-in 10-bit HDR . Additionally, it offers 5G and WiFi 6E connectivity via the company’s FastConnect 6900 system.

Late last year, Qualcomm and Razer released a development kit designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the G3x. The device features a 120Hz, 6.65-inch OLED display, four-way speakers, and built-in controls. If we had to guess, the Razer Edge 5G would be closely related to this prototype. In a teaser shared today, Razer showed off enough of the Edge 5G to suggest that it will feature a more refined design than the last Razer device with the Edge branding.

In addition to streaming games from the cloud and console, Android handhelds can also play games locally, according to Verizon. This puts the Razer Edge 5G in an interesting position between and. The former is a dedicated cloud gaming device that costs $350, a steep price for its limited features. Steam Deck is more expensive, but can natively run games like Elden Ring, Stray and Hades . If you already own these games on Steam, you don’t need to pay for them again. What the Steam Deck doesn’t have is 5G connectivity, which could make the Razer Edge 5G an interesting option at launch. Razer, Qualcomm and Verizon have committed to sharing more information about their partnership on October 15 at

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