Nextbit buyer, Razer, is reportedly working on a smartphone for gamers

Early this year, Razer surprised us all with its acquisition of Nextbit, the maker of the standout Robin smartphone. Razer has now reported to sources an IPO filing in Hong Kong, and that they are working on a smartphone thanks to the mobile division of Nextbit.

Bloomberg reported on July 12 that Razer is working to create a smartphone designed specifically for gamers. The company’s IPO, if approved, will give Razer the ground work it needs in order to make such a handset, with of course the addition of research from Nextbit. If all goes according to plans, Razer will have raised between $3 billion to $5 billion by October of 2017.

Given the above time frame, we shouldn’t expect any smartphone from Razer in the upcoming weeks, but perhaps months. Sources haven’t reported on any specifications or design possibilities, only that the phone will be for “hardcore gamers.” Though, it’s likely that the phone will run Android, come with quite a bit of high-speed RAM, and include Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 836 processor. This is just our speculation and we could be proved wrong. If the project were to be executed, December could be a predictable time as to when things may start to surface in relation to this powerful phone.

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SOURCE [Bloomberg]

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