Razer smartphone image surfaces in leak

One of the more interesting smartphones slated to launch this fall is a new device from Razer. Whether the phone offers anything unique to encourage consumers to choose it over bigger, more well-known competitors remains to be seen. However, Razer will be joining a community of smaller companies that seem to think they can find a niche in the smartphone market that is viable in supporting their business. Razer has a launch event scheduled for November 1st to reveal their new device, but an alleged picture of the new phone has surfaced.

According to the source, the Razer phone shown in the image was obtained by a game developer who had access to the device for testing purposes. This seems to be consistent with the history of the company which has been in the gaming gear market with their products. Razer has produced a gaming oriented tablet in the past and acquired OUYA, manufacturer of an Android powered gaming console. According to a recently discovered GFXBench entry, the new Razer phone will come packed with 8GB of RAM and other high-end hardware, which may point to a device ready to handle the demands of mobile gaming.

Meanwhile, sources have noted the device pictured resembles some design cues found in the Robin smartphone. The Robin was produced by Nextbit until it was discontinued early this year after Razer acquired Nextbit.

Anyone out there keeping an eye on what Razer is doing with plans to possibly buy their new smartphone?

source: GSMArena

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