Razer Edge handheld Android console announced

RazerCon 2022 kicked off over the weekend and today CEO Min-Liang Tan officially announced the company's first handheld Android gaming console – Razer Edge. The device was teased late last month and is the first commercially available 5G handheld console with support for sub-6 Ghz and mmWave connectivity. The 5G version will be exclusive to Verizon and will also support LTE, UMTS, Global LTE and LTE Cat 22 bands.

The Razer Edge features a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of FHD+ (2400x1080) pixels and a refresh rate of 144Hz. There's also a 5MP 1080P webcam up front. Razer uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chipset along with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage which can be expanded up to 2TB via the microSD slot. You can play Android games natively, stream PC games from your computer library, or play cloud games from services like Xbox Cloud Gaming or Nvidia GeForce Now.

The Razer Edge comes bundled with the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller that offers dual analog sticks, a D-pad, 8 buttons, 2 triggers, and 2 bumpers in addition to a pair of programmable buttons and HyperSense haptics. The controller also adds a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.

The Razer Edge measures 260 x 85 x 11 mm and weighs 264 grams alone while the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller advertises another 137 grams bringing the total weight to 401 grams. The software side is covered by Android 12 while the battery is 5,000 mAh.

The W-Fi-only Razer Edge Edition retails for $400 while the Founder's Edition incorporating Razer Hammerhead True Wireless (2021) earbuds will retail for $500. The 5G model is labeled coming soon although the price is yet to be confirmed. Buyers can order the Razer Edge starting today by pledging $5 on the Razer website which will then be deducted from the console's final price.

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