Razer smartphone for players-Razer would be working on a smartphone for players, the result of the acquisition of Nextbit. The company would retire the Robin from the market in anticipation of the launch of a new device while preparing for a 5 billion IPO.
The acquisition of Nextbit by Razer and the consequent cessation of the sale of Robin, the smartphone-oriented to the Nextbit Cloud, seem to gain a sense in the light of the latest rumors surrounding Min-Liang Tan’s company. Razer would be intent on launching into the smartphone market with a product intended for gamers. A project that requires funds to collect which Razer would be preparing for a $ 5 billion IPO.
The acquisition of Nextbit (which has not been given the terms) was necessary for Razer to pursue this project: the company was in fact formed by former Google and HTC engineers with extensive field experience.
It is not yet clear how the smartphone will be built, but rumors would like it to be driven by gaming, and this could indicate great computing power on the one hand and physical controls on the other.
Razer may opt for a partially modular design, similar to that used by Lenovo / Motorola for its Z series; In this way, the company could offer a compact product and can respond to the diverse needs of users. It would certainly be interesting and curious even if Razer opted for a slider design like that of Sony Xperia Play, a project not very lucky but undoubtedly peculiar.
An additional element could be the ability to play titles made available in streaming, in a way similar to that offered by Sony with PlayStation Now or NVIDIA with GeForce Now.
Since this expansion in a sector that is particularly complex and competitive with smartphones requires a massive investment, Razer would be preparing for an IPO that should bring $ 5 billion to its casks.
The Singapore-American company will have to offer something innovative to be interesting to the eyes of the users, as even long-standing reality like HTC and Sony can not pick up fruit from this industry.