A portable 5G gaming device is being developed by Razer, Qualcomm, and Verizon. At Mobile World Congress in Las Vegas, the carrier teased the Razer Edge 5G. Although there are little details available, we do know that the gadget will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon G3x Gen 1. The processor, which was unveiled in December, has an Adreno GPU that can run Android games at 144 frames per second and has built-in 10-bit HDR support. Furthermore, it provides WiFi 6E and 5G connection using the company’s FastConnect 6900 technology.

The G3x’s capabilities were showcased in a Developer Kit that Qualcomm and Razer unveiled at the end of the previous year. The gadget has four-way speakers, an OLED display running at 120Hz, and built-in controls. If we had to guess, we’d say that the Razer Edge 5G will be very similar to that prototype. The Edge 5G was partially revealed in the teaser Razer released today, indicating that it would have a little more sophisticated design than the previous Razer product to hold the Edge moniker.

The Android handheld, according to Verizon, can stream games from the cloud and consoles as well as play them locally. In an intriguing position between Logitech’s G Cloud Gaming Handheld and Valve’s Steam Deck, that places the Razer Edge 5G. The former, a specialized cloud gaming gadget, is expensive ($350) considering its bare-bones functionality. Although the Steam Deck is more costly, it has native support for games like Elden Ring, Stray, and Hades. Additionally, you won’t have to pay for such games again if you already own them on Steam. 5G connectivity is something that the Steam Deck lacks, so when it is introduced, the Razer Edge 5G may be a compelling alternative. On October 15 at RazerCon, Razer, Qualcomm, and Verizon pledged to provide further details about their partnership.