Could Razer be working its way into the handheld gaming console market? It sure seems so. While the brand has a phone on the market, they could be working on a tablet-like device too which has a close resemblance to the Nintendo Switch.
According to Let’s Go Digital who spotted the device (and did some awesome renders of it too), this is patented as a “gaming controller for mobile devices and method of operating gaming controller”.
The device is said to weigh 1.4Kgs which is four times the weight of the Nintendo Switch console (phat one). The controllers are also magnetically placed on rather than sliding onto the rail like the Joy-Cons.
The patent also reveals the Razer mobile gaming device will operate as a tablet and screen thanks to the controller’s ability to magnetically disconnect from the display and be used as a portable Bluetooth controller.
As for specs, there’s nothing to go on right now. The patent only details the controller, weight and size of the device but what it will pack inside of it all is still a mystery.
Should Razer end up releasing this device to market, it may pack some real power inside. The Razer Blade, one of many of the brand’s gaming notebooks is one of the thinnest and most powerful ever made. If the company could pack that into a portable display then we may see GTX 2070 performance on a Nintendo Switch-like device. It will be a game-changer for portable gaming.
This is not the first time we have seen a Razer handheld gaming device. In 2013 the company revealed the “Edge Gamepad” which was similar to this patent perhaps even a bit bulkier. The tablet was set to retail for $1000 – $1450 but never made it to worldwide markets due to the release of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
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