Is Razer launching its own phone?

Gaming company Razer is developing a mobile device that will be ready by the end of the year

With a simple tweet including an image, it has announced that it will unveil a new product on November 1, 2017. Later, CEO Ming-Liang Tan confirmed the existence of a smartphone in an interview to CNBC. Razer says it'll be the company's biggest unveiling ever, so we'll let you know more about the device when it launches next month.

But if previous reports are anything to go by, this device could be the Razer phone that's going to be primarily marketed for "hardcore gamers", so it's safe to imagine that power, performance, and graphics are going to be its three biggest components.

A Razer-branded smartphone could be on the way, naturally.

Earlier this year, Razer acquired Nextbit, a cloud-based smartphone manufacturer, which hinted that the company is looking to venture into smartphone industry in the near future. The teaser that was posted up by Razer on its website leaves a whole lot to be speculated and imagined, as the only information to note is its November 1 launch date.


Along with all the assets of Nextbit, Razer also brought its core management and employees. But it's dabbled in gaming-centric mobile devices before. It's assumed a new mobile device would tackle those issues, tapping into Nextbit's expertise with phones.

Is Razer making a phone?

It's likely the company killed off support for the Robin to be able to concentrate on its own device. You might have heard about the Nextbit Robin which was the first cloud phone where the phone can automatically backup not just photos and videos but also apps on its cloud service in order to free some space on the phone.

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