Razer’s new Android gaming handheld could be so sweet

Razer, Qualcomm, and Verizon have announced (or teased) a new portable gaming device that will be fully revealed in a couple of weeks at RazerCon. The device is equipped with 5G, runs Qulacomm’s Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 platform, and carries the Razer brand as the ultimate portable gaming device.

Today’s teasing didn’t confirm much, but it acknowledged that the device is powered by Android, can download games to play locally, or can be streamed from the console or the cloud.

In December, Qualcomm and Razer announced a developer device like this one based on their new Snapdragon G3X Gen 1 platform. It was a developer kit, but you still have to wonder if it will end up looking very much like that unit. And if it’s just like that device, expect the goods.

That specific device (pictured above) had a 6.65 ″ 1080p OLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate, Adreno GPU supporting 144fps and 10-bit HDR, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Snapdragon Sound, 6000mAh, USB-C, external display support up to 4K, 5MP webcam for streaming and 4-way speakers.

Now, if you look at the official Razer’s teaser image below, we can already see that the device has changed something. The button layout has changed slightly, although it is still similar.

Oh, and yes, it has 5G connectivity if anyone cares. You don’t do this because that will mean paying a service fee to use it. OK.

October 15th is the day to see it fully unveiled.