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Razer to unveil its own smartphone on November 1st

Update (12/10/17): Just last week, we spotted Razer CEO, Min-Liang Tan teasing Razer’s upcoming smartphone, built by Nextbit, a company that Razer acquired earlier this year. Now, it seems that we know when the mysterious Razer Phone will be unveiled, with Razer planning to show it off on the 1st of November.

The image used in the tweet shows someone looking down at a smartphone-like device, so we can assume that this is what Razer is planning to launch in November. Unfortunately outside of that, we know very little about Razer’s smartphone plans as they have been kept heavily under wraps.

Original story (04/10/17): At the end of January, we learned that Razer had acquired Nextbit, a company best known for shipping the cloud-connected ‘Robin’ smartphone. As to be expected, this led to rumours that Razer was planning to release a smartphone of its own and sure enough, CEO Min-Liang Tan appears to be confirming that now.

Back in September, during an interview with CNBC’s ‘Managing Asia’, the Razer CEO said: “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”.

We seem to be edging closer to the Razer Phone’s inevitable unveiling too, as Min-Liang Tan has been spotted carrying one about in his pocket:

As you can see in the tweet above, Min was recently spending some time with Nextbit founder and Senior VP of mobile at Razer, Tom Moss. In the image, you can just about see a phone with a Razer logo on it sticking out of Min’s pocket.

The image seems to be a clear tease for Razer’s upcoming smartphone plans, which are essentially confirmed at this point. Unfortunately, details on how Razer intends to fight its way into the smartphone market are still thin on the ground.

KitGuru Says: We’ve seen massive companies like Amazon try and fail to find a place in the smartphone market. However, with Nextbit under its wing, Razer could end up making something quite unique. Razer has always had a knack for good design too, so at the very least, its phone should end up being eye-catching.

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