Photo of Razer's smartphone leaks; handset features Robin's square-cornered form factor

Photo of Razer's smartphone leaks; handset features Robin's square-cornered form factor
When gaming hardware company Razer bought Nextbit early this year, the assumption was that Razer intended to produce a smartphone. What else could you think considering that the only product offered by Nextbit was the Robin handset. The Robin's claim to fame was the cloud based storage system that sends apps and photos not opened recently and sends them up to the cloud to open up room on the phone. When you want to use one of these archived apps, they will come down immediately from the cloud and appear on your handset.

Razer has released a teaser revealing that it will unveil its first smartphone on November 1st. Today, an image alleged to be the device surfaced. And with the squared-off corners, you can see that Razer got the inspiration for the design from the Robin.

Just the other day, we told you how the handset had been run through the GFXBench site, giving us a possible look at the specs for the new Razer phone. With the Snapdragon 835 chipset powering the phone, it appears that Razer is not messing around. The SoC features an octa-core 2.4GHz CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. 8GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 12MP camera adorns the rear of the device and there is an 8MP selfie snapper in front. Oh, we almost forgot to mention the 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. That works out to a QHD resolution for the screen, with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Android 7.1.1 is pre-installed.

There is a lot we don't know about the phone, including the name. Previous rumors had the device focused on hardcore gamers (natch!). November 1st will soon be upon us, and we should know all when the phone is unwrapped on that date.

source: TechByte (translated) via AndroidPolice



1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2525; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The problem for this device may come from those who are obsessed with having the latest specs. By the time this phone releases, we will be right up against the announcement of devices featuring the next Snapdragon 8XX processor. And we all remember what it was like for the G6 being released just before the S8.

2. ph00ny

Posts: 2077; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sorry but is Snapdragon 835 enough for "hardcore" gaming and non-exclusive titles? I was hoping for nvidia hardware and big battery

4. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You were hoping for a tablet

5. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

What ever happened to Tegra chipsets? They were good :)

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1486; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

They were OK, but also tablet exclusive and not particularly battery friendly. Nvidia has shifted it's focus for Tegra chips primarily to the automotive industry.


Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Droid x2 had tegra 2. Tegra has not always been tablet exclusive.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5814; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There's nothing better they could use for a phone at the moment The only phone SoC with a better GPU is the recently released A11, which Apple obviously wouldn't sell to others

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7621; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Wrong, the A11 doesn't even beat Apple's own A10X. Yet the SD 835 is faster than the A10X. The A11 has a faster CPU, but not a faster GPU.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Got any numbers to back that claim?

15. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I've never known a newer gen chip to be slower than a last gen chip. Are you sure about that? Also, why would you mention the A10X which is exclusive to the iPad? Especially since the A10X would be pushing a higher resolution vs the chips in the iPhone in general?

14. ph00ny

Posts: 2077; Member since: May 26, 2011

I think the GPU setup from nvidia's SoC has always been superior to the snapdragon. Biggest drawback from Tegra X1 was the power consumption and power requirements....

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5814; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, but Nvidia don't make phone SoCs anymore Power consumption and power requirements are tablet level

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1400; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

qualcomm and the 835 is trash, they are more focused on blocking others trying to provide everyone with the latest and greatest instead of just doing the same.

16. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Why wouldn't it be? Its faster and better than any GPU used in a Android smartphone as far as we could know.

3. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Looks way too basic and dull to be a Razer device...

6. Nopers unregistered

Yeah... where’s the RGB?

13. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So a dark Nextbit Robin with updated internals?

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