At Cell World Congress, Verizon introduced a partnership with Qualcomm and Razer. Now Razer plans on releasing a brand new handheld console particularly designed for cloud gaming and streaming. 

The Razer Edge 5G is being constructed on the Snapdragon G3 Gen 1, which is supposed to benefit from Verizon’s 5G Ultrawideband. Although no particular {hardware} particulars had been revealed on the show, we did get a quick first have a look at the hand held courtesy of Twitter consumer GLKCreative.

The press launch from Verizon says it is an Android gadget that may “provide you with entry to video games you like, whether or not they’re downloaded to play regionally, streamed out of your console or accessed immediately from the cloud.” If that is true, that is one thing even the versatile Steam Deck cannot do.

Final week, Logitech launched its G Cloud gaming console specifically focused for cloud gaming by way of streaming apps akin to GeForce Now, Steam Distant Play, and Xbox Cloud gaming over WiFi. The Edge 5G seems prefer it’ll do some greater than that, by letting you stream video games over each WiFi and 5G.

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Extra methods to play your video games on the go is rarely a foul factor. However there’s nonetheless so much we do not know in regards to the Edge 5G, akin to worth, storage capability, and value. Extra importantly, I am curious if you’ll have entry to completely different gaming storefronts and libraries like Epic Video games Retailer, Steam, or Xbox Game Go.

The Logitech G Cloud, for instance, solely allows you to download video games from the Google Play retailer and does not allow you to download your PC game libraries regionally. If the Edge 5G allows you to do this, that will make it a critical rival for not simply the G Cloud but additionally the Steam Deck. 

Razer will reveal extra particulars in regards to the Edge 5G at RazerCon on October 15.