The Razer Edge will go on sale within the US on January 26 in partnership with Verizon. Be aware that there’s additionally a Wi-Fi solely model if you’re not a fan of Verizon or don’t plan on gaming whereas out and about.
The Razer Edge Wi-Fi will promote for $400. The Founders Version features a Razer Hammerhead True Wireless (2021) earbuds and prices $500. You possibly can reserve a Wi-Fi mannequin right now from Razer.com.
Alternatively, there’s the Verizon model. The retail worth is $600, however you will get it for $360 ($10 a month for 36 months) for a restricted time with a brand new contract. Another choice is shopping for a brand new 5G smartphone alongside the Razer Edge 5G, which is able to drop its worth to $180 ($5 a month for 36 months). Extra particulars here.
The Razer Edge comes with a Kishi V2 Professional controller. It’s removable, so that is form of a telephone, though we’re not 100% certain whether or not this may make telephone calls.
Anyway, the Razer Edge is powered by the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, which appears to be based mostly on the Snapdragon 888. This console has lively cooling, so it is going to be in a position to maintain increased efficiency ranges than a telephone. The chipset is paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage (expandable with microSD playing cards as much as 2TB).
What offers this an edge (heh) over the likes of the Steam Deck and the Nintendo Change is the 6.8” AMOLED show – it has 2,400 x 1,080px decision (20:9) and 144Hz refresh charge. For comparability, the Change OLED has a 7” show, the Steam Deck has a 7” LCD, however each have solely 720p decision and run at solely 60Hz. There is no such thing as a phrase on contact sampling charge, nonetheless.
All variations of the Razer Edge have Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. You need to use this to stream video games out of your gaming PC or console, in addition to utilizing recreation streaming companies. After all, the chipset is highly effective sufficient to deal with native Android gaming and emulation too. The model Verizon is providing has 5G – each sub-6GHz and mmWave. Each the 6GHz Wi-Fi and the 5G supply low-latency connections for minimal lag.
There’s Bluetooth 5.2 on board and the controller has a 3.5mm headphone jack. When you don’t need to use headphones, there are 2-way audio system with THX Spatial Audio, plus 2 microphones for voice chat. There’s additionally a single 5MP front-facing digicam (1080p@60fps video).
There’s a 5,000mAh battery inside, however there isn’t any phrase on charging velocity. The machine itself weighs 264g, which works as much as 5401g when you connect the controller.