Razer's gaming-focused smartphone will launch November 1
Razer has revealed that its gaming-focused Android smartphone will be get revealed on November 1. The event has been teased on Twitter with someone appearing to be playing a game on it in landscape mode with a range of screenshots of what looks to be a mix of games and video in blurred in the background. Clearly, the company doesn’t want to tip its hand too early, particularly if it has lined up some exclusive titles for its launch.
We’ve seen gaming-focused smartphones in the past, but so far, none have every really taken off. Who can forget the Nokia N-Gage or the Sony Ericsson PlayStation smartphone with slide out game pad? More recently Sony has supported PS4 Remote Play on its smartphones, while Motorola has released a Moto Mod game pad designed to integrate seamlessly with its recent Moto Z line of smartphones. Razer has a proud gaming heritage, so it will be interesting to see what it can bring to the table that is new.
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan was recently photographed with a prototype of the Razer smartphone pictured sitting in his jeans front pocket. It revealed a device that looked to sport a display at least 5.5-inches in size. Surprisingly, very little has leaked out about the device in terms of its specs. With Razer and Nvidia having a relationship that goes back some time, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it is powered by the forthcoming Tegra Xavier SoC. It features 8 custom ARMv8 cores, a Volta GPU with 512 CUDA cores -- just the kind of horsepower you’d want in a gaming-focused device.