Razer, a pioneer in PC gaming accessories, laptops and desktops will possibly launch a gaming smartphone soon. Razer has teased an event set to take place on November 1 which it says will be the company’s “biggest unveiling”. The teaser image shows a guy holding a device which looks like a smartphone. More expectations come from Razer’s acquisition of the failed smartphone brand Nextbit earlier this January. Also Read - Flipkart Acquires Gaming Startup Mech Mocha’s IP to Strengthen Gaming StrategyAlso Read - Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701 Review: For serious gaming at a serious price
Other than the teaser image, there is no information whatsoever on Razer’s expected smartphone. There is a link shared which will possibly be the livestream link for the launch event. You can also choose to sign up by providing details to stay updated on Razer’s latest device. After Razer bought Nextbit earlier this year, speculations started rising on the gaming company possibly launching a smartphone. Razer confirmed to TechCrunch that it would develop smartphones under the Nextbit brand but didn’t provide a timeframe.
Nextbit made waves with the launch of Robin, the first cloud-based smartphone. It however failed to garner enough sales as expected. With the acquisition, Nextbit stopped selling Robin and accessories, but still continued support. In fact, Robin users received Android 7.0 Nougat update this June. Although bets are high on a gaming smartphone, Razer could very well just unveil a regular smartphone but with advanced software features.
Razer currently has the coolest gaming accessories which range from mouse, keyboards to laptops and PCs. The company also launched the world’s first triple-monitor gaming laptop at CES 2017. The crazy 17-inch triple-monitor laptop offers 4K display resolution, and is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. With such products, it wouldn’t be surprising for Razer to launch a gaming smartphone. ALSO READ: HP Omen 17 Review: The laptop for gaming on-the-go
Currently, the smartphone industry hasn’t explored the gaming scene quite aggressively with more focus put to other features. For a mobile gaming experience smartphones with good battery, crisp display and powerful processors are relied on. These can only be expected from flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S8 duo and OnePlus 5. ALSO READ: E3 2017 top announcements: Microsoft Xbox One X, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Assassin s Creed: Origins and more
But with popular PC games like Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Half-Life 2, and XCOM are available on smartphones it would be great to delve further into this area. A Newzoo report even states that the gaming industry is expected to gain 42 percent sales from smartphones and tablets. In comparison, sales from games for PCs and consoles are expected to be around 31 percent. ALSO READ: Assassin s Creed Origins to Far Cry 5: 5 games Ubisoft announced at E3 2017