JawaPos.com – The popularity of mobile games is currently on the rise. In addition to the flexibility factor, nowadays handheld devices are also increasingly sophisticated. This allows mobile devices to process game graphics that were initially only available on consoles or PCs.
Regarding mobile gaming devices, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Las Vegas event some time ago, Verizon has announced that they will be collaborating with Qualcomm and Razer.
The collaboration between Verizon, Qualcomm, and Razer aims to launch the world’s first 5G gaming handheld device powered on the Android platform. In addition, this gaming handset will also be the first to use 5G technology.
The new device is dubbed Razer Edge 5G, with the 5G branding essentially suggesting that players can download games locally and even stream their consoles to access them directly from the cloud via ultra-wideband 5G.
As of now, there’s no news about support for Wifi, but it’s a major basic feature that is likely to appear in upcoming handhelds. Otherwise, it looks like Verizon is restricting network access to its own services.
Furthermore, the company has announced that this handheld gaming device will run on Android, but the exact version is still unclear. But Verizon has revealed that the Razer Edge 5G, which is being built in partnership with gaming brand and chipmaker giant, Qualcomm, will be announced during RazerCon.
This mobile gaming device launch event will start on October 15th. In other words, the announcement is only a few weeks away.
For your information, until now, Nintendo Switch is the undisputed leader in the handheld game console segment. So it’s a tough market for new Android handheld gaming devices to crack and the competition will be interesting.