Razor’s Edge, Razer’s Android-powered gaming handheld that I wish I had for an upcoming flight, is now available for pre-order in the US for a starting price of $399. If you need 5G connectivity for the Razer Edge, the retail price is $599 and the model is sold exclusively through Verizon.
The device has all the buttons and processing power one might need for some serious mobile gaming. The device features a specially designed Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 gaming platform, console-class haptics, a 6.8 FHD+ AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 144Hz, as well as 8GB of RAM. We have a full write-up featuring all the features of the device here.
Razer originally said the device would be available on January 26. While I suppose that’s technically true, Razer’s own website is still listing the device as a pre-order, with units expected to ship on February 8. It’s annoying, but hey, it’s not that far off.
Here’s what potential buyers need to ask themselves. Has Razer made any public promises for improved software updates for this device? If history is an indicator, Razer doesn’t offer much support for its Android devices. We expect more from Razer. Price also needs to be discussed. The WiFi model has plenty of specs and features to warrant $399, but adding 5G connectivity to add a $200 premium is a little ridiculous to me. It doesn’t seem worth it to me.
Again, I called Razer to send me a unit for review. Come on, Razor!