Razer acquired smartphone-maker Nextbit in January. This shows that Razer interested in Mobile manufacturing. The company stopped technical support for Nextbit’s Robin permanently in August, this indicates that Razer comes with its own branded smartphone.
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan confirmed his company’s plan in an interview with CNBC and revealed that the device will focus on gaming and entertainment.
In the interview, Tan confirmed Razer’s plan to go public sometime later this year and raise money for investing in research and development. “And I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared toward gamers and entertainment. We’re hoping to have it come by the end of the year, so that’s something we’re working on,” Min-Liang Tan, CEO and co-founder of Razer told CNBC.
Razer is primarily known for its gaming laptops, mouse and external graphics (eGPUs) now the company has set its focus on the mobile market. “We realized that a lot of our gamers are also passionate about the mobile gaming market, so we’ve done a couple of moves,” Tan added.
In past Nokia and Sony also designed the phone for the hardcore gamers. Considering that the firm has ignored the nation for its Razer Blade laptop lineup, it’s safe to say that India may not be a priority for its gamer-focused smartphone eventhough India is being one of the biggest markets for mobile devices in the world.