Razer to launch its first smartphone

Razer, a company best known for manufacturing gaming peripherals and laptops have decided to try their hand in the world of smartphones currently dominated by giants like Apple and Samsung. The question is everyone’s mind is, how will this affect mobile gaming as we know it?

Rumors first started to emerge when Razer posted on twitter announcing its “biggest unveiling” :

It was obvious that the company was going to announce some sort of handheld device. Sometime later, Phone Radar spotted a new phone listed as “Razer Phone” with some high-end specs.

Razer phone rumored specifications:

Razer to launch its first smartphone
Razer Phone Specifications

The phone features a Snapdragon 835 SoC with an Adreno 540 GPU. It has a huge 8GB of RAM and a 2560X1440p 5.7-inch display. Also, it has a 12 MP back camera capable of shooting 4K videos. It will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a customized UI.

Razer, no doubt makes some of the best gaming laptops out there. However, its entry into the smartphone industry comes as little surprise. Early this year, the company acquired NextBit, the creators of the Robin phone which were a cloud-based phone. This granted Razer with resources to enter the mobile market.

What will this mean for the future of Mobile Gaming?

Specs-wise, the Razer phone seems to be a very capable gaming smartphone. Most smartphone companies these days don’t bother adding more than 4GB of RAM on to their flagship devices. But Razer has gone for 8GB and paired that with the 835 SoC. And If they manage to get their custom UI smoothly integrated with the hardware, there is a good possibility for the new phone to be the next gaming trend.

The success of the Razer phone might mean better games for smartphones in the future as well. Because let’s face it, smartphones have never really been considered as a serious gaming platform. But perhaps Razer’s entry to the smartphone market will change that.

Razer will make its official announcement on November 1. Are you excited for their newest unveiling? Let us know in the comments below. For more tech news, like us on facebook and follow us on twitter.