Rumors have been flying for quite some time now that Razer might be set on releasing a smartphone all of its own sometime this year. Now, these murmurs might have just gotten a lot more tangible and possible after the company posted a very teasing picture on its Twitter account.
Posted earlier this week, the image shows a user holding a device that very much resembles a smartphone. The tag is even more tantalizing,
“WATCH for our biggest unveiling…”.
Set for November 01, many are expecting and more convinced than ever that the gaming company will announce its release of a smartphone.
— RΛZΞR (@Razer) October 11, 2017
Razer, on the Verge of a New Device
Razer is well known for producing computer hardware specifically targeted at gamers. Its range of products, which already included gaming laptops, peripherals, and wearables, is also very likely to increase after the company’s acquisition of Nexbit.
Earlier this year, Razer released a statement in which it revealed its acquisition of the “majority of the assets” of Nextbit Systems Inc., a smartphone-making company.
At the time, it was announced that Nextbit would remain a standalone business unit, one that would “continue on its mission to push boundaries and do cool stuff in mobile.”
Ever since then, many started considering that the question related to Razer’s release of a smartphone is a “when” not an “if”.
Following this big teaser post, some have already started speculating about what this possible new device would be able to do. It wouldn’t be far-fetched to presume that a Razer-released smartphone would be rather more focused on gaming than the already existing variants.
Given the Nextbit acquisition, it would also be quite easy to believe that some of the unit’s cloud-based infrastructure would also be used in a smartphone.
Min-Liang Tan, Razer’s CEO, pretty much confirmed the first assumption already, after stating that the company will be coming with a mobile device specifically targeted “toward gamers and entertainment”.
He continued by stating that he would very much like to release this device by the end of the year. Now, we just have to wait and see what, when, and indeed if the much about teased product will be a smartphone.
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