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Razer is taking a second shot at developing a gaming phone

Razer is taking a second shot at developing a gaming phone

Gaming peripheral company Razer has begun work on a second smartphone designed to specifically target the games market.

The company confirmed that development was underway on a second-generation Razer Phone in its most recent earnings report.

“The Group is very pleased with the success of its first generation Razer Phone, which was released in a limited run and has garnered very positive reviews internationally,” said Razer in the report.

“Razer is now focusing its resources into the development of the second generation Razer Phone and accompanying software releases which will extend its software and services from PC into the mobile market.”

Cutting edge

The first Razer Phone launched last November and was marketed towards its existing audience of high-performance gamers, with high-specification components.

Besides the development of last year’s phone, Razer also partnered with Vainglory creator Super Evil Megacorp to promote mobile esports at various events - including the Razer Phone’s launch.

Details of the new device is currently scarce, but expect a doubling down on gaming performance - as well as functionality with Razer’s smartphone-powered Android laptop, should the project ever see release.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer, game developer and public speaker. Relatively new to the scene, she's already been recognised by GamesIndustry.biz and A MAZE for contributions to games culture. Her work has regularly appeared in PCGamesN, alongside sites like RPS, Eurogamer and Polygon.

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