Razer introduced this Thursday (26) the Razer Edge “portable console”. First introduced in 2021, the device uses the Android operating system and is equipped with a Qualcomm chip. The Razer Edge is currently only available in the United States, priced at $399 USD.
Despite being priced the same as the Steam Deck, it’s not “enough” to rival Valve’s product. Like the Nintendo Switch, its controller – a Razer Kishi V2 Pro – is detachable, but a competitor to this device also “doesn’t exist”. The reason is that the Razer Edge isn’t a “portable console”, in fact, it’s more like a gaming tablet – and that’s not a problem.
The Razer Edge arrives on time and on time
Whether it’s a tablet gamer or a portable console (called a handheld console, in English), Razer got the release of the Razer Edge right. Leveraged by the Nintendo Switch and the development of technologies, the market for handheld consoles (handheld consoles, literally translated) is more popular.
The Razer Edge processor is the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, which was announced by Qualcomm in 2021 and will make its debut in the tablet gamer. The chip focuses on performance for games, including game streaming services — such as GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Steam Remote Play — and Android games.
The 6.8-inch screen uses AMOLED technology, is a touch screen, supports Full HD + resolution and has a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
For now, Razer has released the product only in the Wi-Fi version, but the 5G option will come soon. Other than that, the configuration of the tablet gamer will be the almost Same for both models:
- 8GB of RAM
- 128GB storage — expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card
- Support for THX Spatial Audio (Wi-Fi) — Boomcloud360 Audio (5G)
- Bluetooth 5.2 connections, USB-C and headphone jack
- 5,000 mAh battery
The Razer Edge comes standard with the Razer Kishi V2 Pro controller. Priced at US$399, the portable console is a good product for those who don’t want to be tied to a Nintendo Switch rather than a Steam Deck, a laptop. If you’re looking for a dedicated tablet to play on, leaving your phone behind, go for the Razer Edge
The thing is, you can do everything a smartphone can. So you end up buying a second device to be the tablet gamer, a dedicated one running Android 12. But since it’s from Razer, the Edge might sell well — and outsell the Steam Deck if it has more stock. There is no forecast yet for the arrival of the Razer Edge in Brazil.