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Razer phone – what we know and expect

First of all a disclaimer: although I recently visited Razer’s HQ in Singapore, I have no inside information on Razer R&D, and all information below is sourced from open sources.

Dmitry Fedotov @ Razer Singapore
Dmitry Fedotov @ Razer Singapore

So, what do we know?

It is a mobile device focused on gamers to be released tomorrow, Nov. 1. Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan never actually used a word “phone”, always referring to it as “Mobile Device”:

“One of the most hotly rumoured things about Razer is that we’re coming up with a mobile device. And I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared toward gamers and entertainment”.

What can we expect?

Based on acquisition of Nexbit to build this device, it is almost certain that it will be based on Nixbit’s Robin model.

Nextbit robin
Nextbit Robin

Benchmark website GFXBench lists following specs:

  • 4.7-inch touchscreen display with a
  • screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor,
  • 64GB of internal memory
  • 8GB of system memory.

Leaked information

Razer phone leaked image
Razer phone leaked image

 

Razer phone leaked specs
Razer phone leaked specs

It is very likely to be integrated with Razer Synapse and Chroma. It is likely that the device will be used to promote/boost penetration of Razer’s zGold and zSilver. I would also expect the device to have ability to act as a streaming hub much like PS4 remote play or Steam Home Streaming.

Razer’s own apparel line is also likely to benefit from this extension.

Having a “yet-another-android” is certainly not the aim here (based on Razer’s focus and device specs). I believe Razer has a good chance in making up for a very limited (if any) margin by penetrating:

  1. Hardware management/update;
  2. Multiplayer interaction;
  3. Checkout solution upon game purchase (zVault);
  4. Mobile game market (most likely alternative to Google’s);
  5. Last, but not least, collection of gaming/geo/social patterns creates a value of its own.

Since my post 20 hours ago I’ve got an impressive response from my followers:

Dmitry Fedotov twitter - on razer phone release
Dmitry Fedotov twitter – on Razer phone release
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