Razer Announces May 22 Event in China, May Be Razer Phone Launch

by Habeeb Onawole 0

Razer, the popular gaming peripherals and smartphone manufacturer, has announced that it has an event on May 22. The event will hold in Beijing, China.

The poster doesn’t reveal much about what product will be launched but there are rumors it is the Razer Phone. Don’t be surprised. The Razer Phone may have been released since November 2017 but it didn’t make it to mainland China, although a special Chinese New Year version was sold in Hong Kong.

Razer Product Launch May 22

It appears the recent popularity of gaming smartphones in China has spurred Razer to want to penetrate the market. Though, it remains to be seen if it will succeed.

The Razer Phone will have to go against phones like the Black Shark Gaming Phone and the Nubia Red  Devil. ASUS may also join the fight with its rumored ROG (Republic of Gamers) gaming smartphone.

While it definitely isn’t as powerful as the Black Shark which has the newer Snapdragon 845 SoC powering it and also sells for less at ¥3499 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB version, the Razer Phone has a few strengths of its own.

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First is its QHD Sharp IGZO display which has a 120Hz refresh rate and makes it super responsive. It also has super impressive audio and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+.

However, what will matter most will be the price it will sell for in China. In the US, the Razer Phone sells for $699.