The Razer Edge is an Android gaming tablet with 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and a Snapdragon G3x processor.

The Razer Edge was one of the most significant announcements made at this weekend’s online edition of RazerCon. The long-rumored gaming tablet has outstanding hardware and certain connection innovations that are firsts in its class.

An Android tablet called the Razer Edge has a 6.8-inch AMOLED screen with a 2,400 by 1,080 resolution and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. It makes use of the Razer-made Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 gaming platform, which was introduced late last year along with a developer kit. The chipset supports Wi-Fi 6E and 5G networks and has an Adreno GPU and Kyro CPU.

The Edge’s firsts are brought up by this. The Edge 5G is the “world’s first dedicated 5G portable console,” claims Razer. The 5G variant, which will only be offered by Verizon, supports both sub-6 and mmWave 5G networks. It also appears to be the first gaming handheld with Wi-Fi 6E, at least when introduced in the US, even if Razer hasn’t made the claim directly. The Razer Edge will be sold exclusively over WiFi and in Razer’s retail locations.

The Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller, a clip-on gamepad that clips onto the sides of the tablet and offers a full range of physical game controls, will be included with both versions of the Edge. The Kishi V2 Pro employs microswitches for the face buttons and direction pad and has Razer’s HyperSense haptic feedback and a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Edge and the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld appear to be more directly comparable Android devices than the Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch. Through services like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Nvidia GeForce Now, the Edge and the G Cloud both emphasize cloud gaming. Additionally, both devices have access to the entire Android ecosystem and all of its features. While the Edge is a tablet with a built-in, detachable controller, the G Cloud is a single-piece handheld. The Edge is the only one of the two gadgets that has cellular connectivity. The G Cloud will soon be the subject of a thorough evaluation from us.

As a follow-up to their Kraken Kitty Edition gaming headset, Razer also unveiled the Kraken Kitty V2 Pro alongside the Edge. A cat, bear, and bunny-shaped set of ears for the Razer Kraken V2 Pro headset can be attached to the headband. Through the headset’s cosplay mode, the RGB-lit ears can continue to be illuminated even when it is not connected to a computer.

In January 2023, Razer Edge Wi-Fi will be sold for $399.99 directly from Razer. Only Verizon will sell the Edge 5G, and neither its availability nor price have been disclosed. This winter, preorders for the Kraken Kitty Pro, which will retail for $199.99, will be accepted.

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