If you want to gamble on the go, you no longer only have to rely on the Nintendo Switch. (Image source: Verizon)
Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular. So that you don’t just have to use your smartphone on the go, more and more companies are now offering their own gaming handheld. The Nintendo Switch was the first and now Razer is getting involved.
What can Razer’s Switch alternative do?
The Nintendo Switch is getting slow increasingly serious competition. Razer is now announcing its own mobile console in cooperation with Qualcomm and the US mobile communications provider Verizon. It is called the Razer Edge 5G and is intended to enable high-performance gaming on the go (Source: Verizon)
There is currently not much information about the switch alternative. Verizon only states that you can download games and play locally, stream from your console or play directly via the cloud. This should be done using the eponymous 5G ultra-broadband technology become possible.
The console is reminiscent of the recently introduced handheld from Logitech, which also relies entirely on cloud gaming. The Logitech handheld is there though dependent on a WiFi connection. Razer would have the edge here with 5G support.
Razer Edge 5G is fully revealed at RazerCon
The first trailer in a tweet from a Verizon PR manager only gives a brief preview of the design. The handheld is based on the Developer Kit Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 from Qualcomm. Based on this, other developers can build their own mobile consoles, as is now the case with the Razer Edge 5G.
A prototype from Qualcomm is equipped with a 6,000 mAh battery, an OLED panel with 120 Hertz and a full HD webcam. the precise technical details of the Razer handheld are not known (source: heise online). More information should only be available during RazerCon on October 15th.
It is also still unclear whether the Razer Edge 5G will appear all over the world. After all, Verizon mainly operates in the United States. For a release in Germany, Razer and Qualcomm could then with a local cellphone provider team up