Razer and Verizon unveil the Razer Edge 5G – the ultimate 5G portable gaming device | Company
IRVINE, Calif. and NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 15, 2022–
Razer™, the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers, in partnership with Verizon, today unveiled the Razer Edge 5G, the ultimate 5G portable gaming device during a dedicated keynote at RazerCon 2022 This groundbreaking collaboration will bring the world’s first dedicated 5G handheld console to market – featuring the world’s most advanced display of any gaming handheld, powered by the latest Snapdragon® G3x Gen 1 gaming platform. and running on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband, it’s purpose-built to deliver the best gaming performance on the go.
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“The core concept of every product we offer always boils down to one thing, our ‘For Gamers. By Gamers.’ motto,” said Richard Hashim, head of Razer’s mobile and console division. “With the Razer Edge, we’ve created the ultimate portable gaming platform. Working with Verizon and Qualcomm, we designed the Razer Edge 5G to be a true gaming device, capable of supporting gamers’ entire AAA game catalogs or allowing them to stream online. infinity, taking their gaming experience on the go with near-zero latency. ”
Play anytime and anywhere
No longer held back by cables or legacy Wi-Fi, the Razer Edge 5G features absolute cutting-edge 5G ultra-wideband connectivity, giving gamers the ability to leave the couch and experience true mobile game on the go. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is like having the power and performance of the best home broadband network in your pocket. Gamers no longer need to be connected to their home network or constantly search for a reliable Wi-Fi hotspot while on the go.
“With the Razer Edge 5G and Verizon Ultra Wideband, you’ll have a complete mobile gaming system in your hands with a reliable connection that can push lightning-fast speeds, with low lag,” said Brian Higgins, SVP, Device and Consumer Marketing Product, Verizon. “In other words, you’ll soon be able to crush the competition, while giving your favorite gaming chair a little break for the day.”
Thousands of games on one device
From day one, the Razer Edge 5G will have thousands of AAA games compatible with the device, from native Android games to pre-installed launchers like Epic Games (Fortnite and Rocket League Sideswipe), streaming services cloud like Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) and Nvidia GeForce Now, or remote play options that provide full access to PC libraries like Steam Link, Moonlight, Parsec, and Xbox. With unlimited access to game catalogs on the go, the Razer Edge 5G delivers ultimate quality without sacrificing remote accessibility or content availability.
“Our mission is to make gaming accessible to more gamers around the world, whether that’s those who are already part of the Xbox community or someone who wants to play Xbox for the very first time,” said Catherine Gluckstein, vice president of Xbox Cloud Gaming at Microsoft. “Working with hardware partners like Razer to include Xbox Cloud Gaming on new gaming handhelds opens up whole new possibilities for gamers to experience Xbox on the go.”
The Razer Edge delivers uncompromising performance and fidelity, starting with its screen. The 6.8-inch AMOLED™ touchscreen achieves a 144Hz refresh rate at 2400 x 1080 FHD+ resolution, delivering up to 87% more pixels than competing offerings. AMOLED technology delivers better color contrast with deeper blacks, faster response times, low-temperature performance, and nearly unlimited viewing angles, while consuming less power than conventional LCDs. AAA games shine at their full potential at home or on the go with this top-notch display. Steam Link users can enjoy 144Hz gameplay on the Razer Edge, taking full advantage of the fast display and Valve’s extensive catalog of games.
Console Quality Control
Whether you’re playing a touchscreen game or using the Razer Edge 5G’s full-touch controls, gamers will have absolute control. The Razer Edge 5G comes with the new Razer Kishi V2 Pro, featuring all the award-winning technologies, customization options, and features of the Kishi V2 Mobile Controller, with two additions: Razer HyperSense Advanced Haptic Feedback and Audio Port 3, 5mm. Micro switches in the face buttons and D-pad provide tactical response and instant actuation to achieve true console-quality controls on a portable gaming rig.
Ultimate gaming gear
Designed for gaming with every component, the Razer Edge 5G is engineered to be the ultimate portable gaming hardware. Starting with the platform, the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform is built from the ground up to deliver superior Android gaming performance. The Snapdragon G3x features an octa-core 3Ghz Kryo processor and an Adreno GPU designed for maximum graphics and peak performance per watt, so gamers will never have to compromise power for performance during long gaming sessions. Early benchmark tests show the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 running 2-3x faster speeds than standard mobile platforms such as the Snapdragon 720G. The AMOLED display is simultaneously optimized for efficient power consumption, enabling long hours of gaming on the 5000mAh capacity battery.
Launching in January 2023 exclusively through Verizon, the Razer Edge 5G will bring a revolutionary new era to 5G handheld gaming. Gamers can experience it live and in person, at the Razer booth at CES 2023.
ABOUT THE RAZER EDGE 5G
- Platform: Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform
- Operating System: Android 12
- Screen: 6.8″ FHD+ 2400×1080 AMOLED 144Hz
- Memory: 8 GB LPDDR5
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Sub 6, mm Wave Verizon 5G
- Weight: 263.8g, 400.8g with controller
- Audio: 2-way speakers with Verizon Adaptive Sound, 2 digital microphones
- Storage: 128 GB
- Dimensions: 259.7 x 84.5 x 10.83mm
- Availability: In January 2023, the Razer Edge 5G will be available exclusively from Verizon, and the Razer Edge Wi-Fi will be available exclusively from Razer.com and RazerStore.
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Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
Razer’s three-headed snake mark is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fanbase that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the world.
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.
Razer’s software platform, with over 200 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps) and Razer Cortex (a game enhancer and launcher).
Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the largest gaming payment services in the world, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets .
Founded in 2005, Razer has two headquarters in Irvine, California and Singapore, with regional headquarters in Hamburg and Shanghai. Razer has 19 offices around the world and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the United States, Europe and China.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was established on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York and operating globally, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company provides data, video and voice services and solutions across its award-winning networks and platforms, meeting customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
Qualcomm is the global leader in wireless technology innovation and the engine behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our core technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in all 3G, 4G and 5G smartphones. We’re bringing the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the Internet of Things and computing, and paving the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.
Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, together with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.
Razer – For gamers. By the players. ™
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