Razer might announce its smartphone for hardcore gamers on November 1


Shortly after acquiring Nextbit, the company behind the Robin cloud-based smartphone, Razer suggested it plans to release its own smartphone aimed at “hardcore gamers.”

Today, a teaser has gone live, which confirms Razer plans to announce its first smartphone. We don't know the name, the price or any technical details, except for the fact that it will be designed for hardcore gamers (whatever that might mean).

According to the teaser, Razer will announce something on November 1. The image shows a guy playing a game on a smartphone, which is evidence that the company might unveil such a device next month.

Those who want to be notified about Razer's upcoming device can register on the company's website and they should receive emails as soon as there's something new to announce.

Hopefully, we'll have more teasers that will reveal a bit more about Razer's smartphone since we're still more than two weeks away from the unveiling event and there's not much we know about it.

source: Razer (Twitter)

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13 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The way I see it right now, there is no hardcore mobile gaming. The games are always stripped down no matter what. The hardware seems to be there but the software is way behind.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

TBF, games on mobile (at least as it stands) have to be stripped down. There are far too many variants in hardware and software to account for, on top of battery concerns, distribution, and other factors that come with making mobile games.

3. Brewski

Posts: 693; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

The interface is to blame. I've been playing 'mobile' games since the early 90's with GameBoy and Game Gear all the way through the DS and cell phone games but I've never been considered a 'Hardcore' gamer because I choose something I can hold in my hand and take with me wherever I am vs. a PC or Console.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

For hardcore gamers: Software optimized specifically for gaming, Big screen, huge battery, front facing speakers, and a custom controller case(or no case), maybe even software that always you to stream a game to your phone like Nvidia does with the shield tablet and shield tv. Mobile eSporsts does exist as well.

13. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Maybe with NIVIDA chip inside.

14. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

If you went to asia. And say this to the public. YOU WILL BE LAUGH! And be known as the stupidest person in the world! No hardcore mobile gaming eh... Have you ever install mobile games on your smartphone? I don't think so!

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Mobile gaming has gone down hill, become filled with IAP, and just aren't fun.

8. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And lets not forget about stamina system, instrusive video ads, endless grinding, and pay2win

6. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

With what hardware are they going to make "hardcore" gaming phone with?

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

4k 120Hz 6inch screen, SD845 OC, 6000mAh battery, and (the most important part) RGB case

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Let me guess, plastic, bulky, oversized bezel, with gaudy design and color.

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Yeah good luck with that.

15. mikehunta727 unregistered

If you want the best Gaming device and That's The most important thing to you in a phone, you go with a iPhone as they currently still offer the best gaming performance with also the best graphics in most games compared to their Android counterpart (better textures, lighting, etc) Ipad Pro is already starting to run games in 120 hz(Vainglory just got 120 hz update for iPad Pro) and it looks absolutely stunning and is so smooth beyond belief

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