Singapore’s Razer could be releasing a powerful phone for gamers soon – here’s what we know so far

Singapore gaming hardware maker Razer is expected to release details of its very first smartphone for gamers soon.

On Thursday (Oct 19) morning, Razer uploaded a teaser image on its social media pages. The image shows a man using a mobile device with the words “Listen” and “Coming Soon, Nov 1” as accompanying text.

Word of Razer’s new Android device has kept its fans buzzing for weeks, especially after CEO Tan Min Liang said in a CNBC interview that a mobile device geared toward gamers and entertainment was in the works.

“We’re hoping to have it come … by the end of the year, so that’s something we’re working on,” he had said in the interview.

Earlier this week, a leaked image showing the possible Razer smartphone was published on Slovakian tech site TechByte.

The device in the photo looked similar to one spotted in an earlier photo tweeted by Nextbit founder Tom Moss on Oct 4. Moss’ photo did not reveal much, but showed Tan posing with what appears to be a black phone peeking out of his pocket. A green Razer logo can clearly be seen on this phone.

Nextbit, a smartphone maker, was bought by Razer in January this year.

Tech website BGR reported that a benchmark listing has indicated that Razer’s phone would be “even better than the Galaxy Note 8 and the OnePlus 5”.

So far, the phone is expected to have 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 5.7-inch QHD resolution.

It will likely also have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, a 12 megapixel camera, and an 8 megapixel selfie camera, BGR said.