Razer Edge is coming, the Android handheld console for streaming games

During this weekend’s RazerCon event, Razer has announced the world’s first portable gaming console with 5G network support: Razer Edge.

The Razer Edge will use Android 12 as its operating system, measuring 260 x 85 x 11mm and weighing 264 grams. There is also the option to attach the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller to the console, bringing the total weight to 401 grams. This will offer dual analog sticks, directional pad and 12 buttons plus 2 more user programmable. In addition, always in addition with the controller, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.

The actual console features a 6.8-inch AMOLED FHD + screen, with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The chip used is a Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, along with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory expandable up to 2 TB with MicroSD.

Of course, the Razer Edge natively supports Android applications, but the focus is definitely on streaming. In fact, you can stream games from your library to your PC or use cloud services such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now.

At launch (for now only in the US), only the Wi-Fi edition will be available, which will cost $ 400 basic and $ 500 bundled with the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless headphones. The 5G edition, on the other hand, will arrive on a date to be specified. It’s Italy? Nothing is known yet, but don’t worry: the portable console, sooner or later, should also arrive at us.

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