Razer’s plan to enter the smartphone segment has been doing the rounds since early this year. This does not come as a surprise since the company has been very profitable in making consumer electronics, albeit for gamers. The company’s motto is ‘For the gamers, by the gamers’ and selling just gaming products has earned Razer a net worth of over $1 billion.
Now if the latest teaser and word from the company is to be taken, then they are set to launch their first smartphone on November 1. Undoubtedly this new smartphone would have some perks for gamers and the team behind the effect might be from Nextbit, who was acquired by Razer earlier this year.
PhoneRadar seems to have dug out a listing on GFXBench for one “Razer Phone” which shows a lot of high-end and very plausible specs of what might just be Razer’s upcoming phone and its innards. The listing shows that the device will sport a 2K (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution on a 5.7 inch screen, which is similar to that of LG G6.
The handset may also come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with Adreno 540 GPU, 64GB internal storage, a 12MP rear camera paired with an 8MP front camera. But the standout feature is the 8GB RAM, which beats out the competition hollow, though it might have a different purpose than just smoother UI performance of the phone.
Razer will undoubtedly position the phone as a gaming device, in which case the massive RAM makes a lot of sense. The phone is said to run a custom UI of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat called the Android Razer Edition.
The gaming peripheral company has already introduced us to the Razer Edge Pro which is a tablet, and this shows that the company is perfectly capable of building a phone. Here’s me hoping that the Razer triple snake logo comes in their trademark Chroma colour lighting.