Razer, the peripheral and laptop maker, has been rumoured to be working on a smartphone targeted at gamers for a long time. If a new online listing is to be believed then the Razer Phone has been spotted on UK-based website. The smartphone dubbed Razer Phone is listed by 3G.co.uk, an affiliate of Three UK, which says “This product is currently out of stock.”
A smartphone from Razer should not come as a surprise as the company acquired smartphone maker Nextbit earlier this year and it might be finally ready with its first offering after all.
According to the listing, which has minimal specifications, the Razer Phone will sport a 5.72-inch IGZO display with 120Hz refresh rate which clears that the device is targeted at gamers. For audio, the handset is listed to come with Dolby Atmos sound and packs dual front-facing speakers and amplifiers which is certified by THX. For camera lovers, the device will pack dual camera setup at the back, and will feature 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with 13-megapixel secondary sensor. In terms of battery, it is said to pack 4000mAh battery and comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ for fast charging support. It is also said to come with 8GB of RAM and support 4G. The 3G.co.uk listing was first spotted by a Reddit user.
Of course, as with all rumours and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the Razer Phone with a pinch of salt, as Razer has yet to make any announcement about its new smartphone and the online listing cannot be independently verified.
This won’t be the first time a company has taken a stab at making a phone for gamers. In the past, Nokia tried doing this with the N-gage, Sony attempted this with the Xperia Play, and even Indian brand Mitashi launched the Mitashi Play Thunderbolt smartphone nearly three years ago.