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Gaming giant Razer teases smartphone announcement [Updated]

The giant gaming company; Razer, well known for their premium gaming equipment, which includes keyboards, mice and gaming headsets, have teased us with a special announcement on November 1st. The announcement that went up on their website and Twitter gives us a big hint as to what the company might be diving into. I will get to that in a minute.

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But first a little background information – Last year, Razer acquired a small start up company named Nextbit – a mobile device maker with big brains as they were the first to make an android phone with the cloud integrated into the OS. The cloud is now in a multitude of handsets and looks to be the way forward in regards to freeing up storage on your own device, and sending it to the heavens. (Obviously, secured by a ginormous gate and gate keeper so no one can access it.)

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So, back to the announcement – Razer have officially unveiled an image of what looks to be a person holding a handheld device. The device looks to be a little bigger than a standard smartphone so it could be a tablet too, we just don’t know. Given that it’s a Razer device, it’s highly likely that the company will take bits and bobs from it’s gaming department and also Nexbit’s cloud infrastructure, and implement the characteristics of their ecosystem into the device. Alas, as of right now, no details have been released and like the rest of you, we will have to wait until November 1st to see what all the fuss is about. Let us know what you think the device may be!

Update: 15/10/17

A new image of the forthcoming handset has come to light from a company named Techbite. Supposedly, the image is from an unnamed insider working in the gaming industry, who received the device for game testing.

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It appears the gaming giant has enforced it’s 3 headed snake logo, slap bang in the centre of the phone, with the handset also sporting a dual camera setup and flash to accommodate. Additional details of the device have also been leaked, a benchmark on GFXBench shows the phone having a Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display. Although the device seems to have been benchmarked, it is pretty easy to fake so I wouldn’t bet on the final product specs when it’s released.

Source: Razer Techbite @Razer

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