After acquiring Nextbit in January of this year, Razer is now gearing to release its first ever smartphone this November. The PC gaming giant, thru its CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan, recently revealed their plans of releasing a mobile device called RAZER Phone. This clears up rumors that Razer won't be coming out with a smartphone after shutting down Nextbit's cloud-based Robin phone back in August.

“One of the most hotly rumored 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,” Tan told CNBC’s Managing Asia last month.

According to Tan, they plan to release their first mobile device by the end of the year.

The first hardcore gaming phone

Widely known for their gaming laptops, tablet computer, and various PC peripherals, Razer will kickstart their venture into the smartphone industry with Razer Phone. So what should people expect from this upcoming smartphone? According to tech, mobile, and gaming analysts, this smartphone will carry the company’s DNA – gaming.

Taking the cue from the CEO’s message, the reason Razer took the risk of joining the huge smartphone industry is that “gamers are also passionate about the mobile gaming market.” Thus, many already speculated that Razer Phone could become the first hardcore gaming smartphone.

Look at Razer's teaser picture posted on Twitter:

Gaming phone specifications

While the teaser did not reveal the specifications of the upcoming Razer Phone, was able to get their hands on the phone's specifications.

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For one, the purported 5.7-inch display gaming smartphone will be running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat at launch.

But here are the reasons why analysts believe this new hardware from Razer could be a gaming smartphone: 10nm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU @2.4GHz (SoC: Qualcomm ARMv8) and Qualcomm Adreno 540 (GPU). Razer Phone also fully supports DirectX 12 & Vulkan APIs.

The Razer Phone will only have 49GB storage capacity suggesting that the gaming giant might tap into Nextbit’s cloud storage. It was not stated whether there will be MicroSD support. The upcoming smartphone will also be powered by 7.5GB of memory, though it was not indicated what RAM type it will be.

Like the leading smartphones, Razer Phone will have two cameras: front and back. The back camera is capable of taking 11MP (4032 x 3024) pictures while capturing golden moments at 4K UHD (3840 x 2160). On the other side, the front camera is capable of taking 7MP (3264 x 2448) pictures and capturing videos using QXGA (2048 x 1536) display resolution.

Other features include accelerometer, barometer, Bluetooth, compass, GPS, gyroscope, light sensor, NFC, pedometer, Wi-Fi, and one SIM card slot. The PC gaming giant will reportedly launch Razer Phone on Nov. 1.