Razer could be unveiling its first smartphone on November 1 (Updated)
Updated 10:40am, October 13, 2017: Phone Radar has spotted a listing on GFXBench that purportedly belongs to a device called the ‘Razer Phone’. According to the listing, the ‘Razer Phone’ will have a 5.7-inch 2K (2,560 x 1,440) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB of internal storage, and a whopping 8GB of RAM to supplement its gaming-focused capabilities.
Rounding off the hardware of the ‘Razer Phone’ is a 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP front-facing camera. On the software side of things, the ‘Razer Phone’ is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, albeit with a customized user interface.
It should go without saying that you should take the above information with a proverbial pinch of salt, at least until Razer officially unveils its smartphone on November 1.
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It looks like we’ll be seeing the fruits of Razer’s acquisition of smartphone startup Nextbit, really soon, according to a little teaser that the gaming peripheral manufacturer has shared on its official Twitter account.
There’s even a special webpage dedicated to the company’s 'biggest unveiling', which will be happening on Wednesday, November 1. But apart from that, not much is known about what exactly Razer will be unveiling, apart from a teaser image showing a man holding a device that certainly looks reminiscent of a smartphone.
Considering that the URL of the webpage reads “watch-listen-play", it wouldn’t be too farfetched to expect the purported Razer smartphone to be loaded with a host of entertainment and gaming-related features.
And the fact that Razer also owns THX – the audio company George Lucas founded – opens up the possibility of the Razer smartphone having THX-certified audio credentials, which would no doubt make it that much more appealing to folks looking for a smartphone with serious multimedia chops.