Razer has previously confirmed that they are indeed working on a mobile device that will hopefully be out before the end of 2017.
Min-Liang Tan, CEO told CNBC:
"One of the most hotly rumoured things about Razer is that we're coming up with a mobile device. And I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared toward gamers and entertainment."
Having acquired Nextbit, makers of the one-off Robin smartphone, in January of this year, it's not exactly surprising that they want to focus on mobile hardware.
However, what was unexpected, is that we've gotten an early peek at the device courtesy of Tan himself, well indirectly anyway.
See that? Just casually posing for a photo-op with an upcoming product in his pocket? It's almost certainly no coincidence that we got this sneak peek, given the poster is Tom Moss, head of mobile for Razer, and former founder of Nextbit.
Unfortunately, we can't really see anything of detail from this picture other than the notorious Razer logo on the device we assume is a phone. Given that 2017 is nearing a close, we should know more about the device soon.
However, it's interesting that it's "specifically geared towards gamers…" given that you can play games on any other phone that's out today. What makes the Razer phone any different? It's going to be interesting to see how Razer is going to attempt to differentiate itself, from the existing hoard of phones that are already out in the wild.
Who is this for? People certainly won't buy a phone just for gaming, but there may be a culture associated with it. How well this will sell remains to be seen, but it's certainly going to be interesting to keep an eye on.
What do you think? Are you excited for the launch of this "gaming phone" and will you buy it? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.