Razer announces Sila game router with battery and 5G modem

Razer announces the Sila 5G Home Router. The router has a Qualcomm 5G modem and can function as a mobile 5G hotspot thanks to a battery. The router also supports WiFi 6, or 802.11ax.

Razer combines the Qualcomm Hawkeye IPQ8072A5 chipset with Qualcomm’s X55 modem in the Sila 5G Home Router. This means that the router supports 4×4 802.11ax Wi-Fi, as well as LTE and 5G connections, including over mmWave frequencies. A SIM slot is available for mobile internet and, according to the manufacturer, thanks to the battery, ‘spontaneous [game]tournaments are held.

Furthermore, the router has a 2.5Gbit/s WAN port, four 1Gbit/s LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port. The router can be bundled with a mesh node, the Qualcomm Atheros IPQ6000, which provides 2×2 802.11ax WiFi. This satellite has 1Gbit/s WAN, four 1Gbit/s LAN ports and a USB 3.0 port. According to Razer, the router can prioritize hardware, such as a console or PC, among other things, and is designed to optimize game streaming services, although the company does not provide any details.

It is not yet known what the suggested retail price of the Sila 5G router will be.

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