Razer's gaming-focused smartphone will launch November 1

Razer's gaming-focused smartphone will be revealed on November 1. (Source: Razer)
Razer's gaming-focused smartphone will be revealed on November 1. (Source: Razer)
Razer's gaming-focused smartphone is set for a November 1 reveal. The company has teased the device in a landscape gaming mode ahead of its launch via Twitter.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

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.



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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-10-12 (Update: 2017-10-12)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.