Razer Stories January 5

Fossil and Razer create a limited edition Wear OS watch w/ Snapdragon 4100+

While Razer isn’t really a big name in the mobile space, the company often lends its branding to others for special edition products. This week, Fossil is introducing a limited edition version of its Gen 6 Wear OS watch that comes with Razer branding and a bright green band.

Razer Stories December 1, 2021

In addition to the latest smartphone and laptop SoCs, Qualcomm today announced the “Snapdragon G3x Gen 1” as a “purpose-built” Android gaming chip that will debut on a handheld developer kit built by Razer.

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Razer Stories October 24, 2020

As gaming on phones has slowly become less and less casual — thanks to both native games like Fortnite and cloud gaming from Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass — so too have the gaming accessories. We got a chance to play with the Razer Kishi to see if it holds up to the rigors of “hardcore” phone gaming.

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Razer Stories August 4, 2020

Razer launches Xbox edition of Kishi for Android controller, perfect for xCloud

Earlier this year, Razer launched a fantastic new controller for almost all Android phones with the Nintendo Switch-esque Razer Kishi. Now Razer is rereleasing the Kishi with a new design optimized for Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud.

Razer Stories November 8, 2019

Gaming Bluetooth earbuds are now a thing, and it appears that serious mobile gamers care about latency. Enter the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

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Razer Stories October 29, 2019

Razer makes some of the best gaming products available today, and this week it’s debuting two new accessories designed for Android gamers. First, there’s a new set of Hammerhead truly wireless headphones and also a new Junglecat controller which adds physical controls to select smartphones.

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Razer Stories August 19, 2019

[Update: Available, but OTA paused] Original Razer Phone gets Android Pie in the ‘coming weeks’

Due to a lack of updates, the original Razer Phone looked all but abandoned with its second-gen on the market. Thankfully, though, Razer has confirmed that the original 2017 Razer Phone will be getting Android Pie in the next several weeks.

Razer Stories May 22, 2019

Before devices like the Nvidia Shield made their debut, non-console gaming on the TV was a bit of a mess. Razer made an attempt with its Forge TV and the acquisition of OUYA, but now those devices are officially being shut down.

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Razer Stories April 17, 2019

Razer Phone 2 gets new ‘Satin Black’ matte finish, available today w/ $499 limited-time price

It may be a gaming phone, but the Razer Phone 2 is one of our favorite Android smartphones of the year right now. Today, the company has officially announced a new Razer Phone 2 variant with the matte “Satin Black” color.

Razer Stories March 21, 2019

Razer is a huge name in gaming, and today the company is taking a step to cement its place in mobile gaming. The company announced today that it would be partnering with Tencent for assorted mobile gaming projects.

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Razer Stories March 18, 2019

The smartphone industry has certain trends and traits that come and go. The Razer Phone 2 is part of what was the growing, but now shrinking gaming phone trend. expand full story

Razer Stories February 28, 2019

Android Pie now rolling out to unlocked Razer Phone 2 w/ Google’s Digital Wellbeing

The Razer Phone 2 first debuted last October, shortly after Android Pie first started hitting devices such as Google’s Pixel. That left the device a step behind, but now the update is officially kicking off its rollout to unlocked models.

Razer Stories February 19, 2019

It’s been just a couple of years since Razer entered the mobile phone market, but it seems things might be coming to a close. According to a report and also an official statement from the company, the Razer Phone 3 may have been canceled, and the phone division as a whole might not be alive much longer.

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Razer Stories November 13, 2018

Razer Phone 2 available from AT&T starting November 16th, exclusive carrier

After going official earlier this month, the Razer Phone 2 is making its way to a US carrier. Starting this Friday, November 16th, you’ll be able to pick it up from AT&T.

Razer Stories October 26, 2018

Razer Phone 2 picks up Verizon certification after initial issues

After some initial problems earlier this week, Razer has confirmed that it is now fully compatible with Verizon in the United States. However, the Razer Phone 2 still isn’t officially available from the carrier. Instead, if you have the phone, you’ll need to manually activate the device for use on the network. 

Razer Stories October 10, 2018

Not even a year after the original, Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan took to the stage tonight to officially unveil the Razer Phone 2. The device doesn’t completely revamp Razer’s mobile strategy, but it does fix many of the issues with the original including some major requests from fans.

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Last minute Razer Phone 2 leak reveals wireless charging, IP67 water resistance, specs

We’re just a mere few hours from the debut of the Razer Phone 2, but that hasn’t stopped some last-minute leaks. Ahead of the official launch, a leaked listing has confirmed a whole lot of details about the upcoming product, including the Razer Phone 2 specs and more.

Razer Stories September 28, 2018

Among the other half-dozen smartphones launching in October, we’re getting a successor to last year’s Razer Phone. The first “gaming phone” wasn’t a massive hit, but it did well enough for the company. Today, we’re getting a better look at the device in a freshly leaked image.

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Razer Stories September 14, 2018

Razer confirms October 10th event to unveil Razer Phone 2

Razer’s first Android smartphone was announced less than a year ago and today, the company has confirmed when its successor, the Razer Phone 2, will launch – October 10th.

Razer Stories September 13, 2018

Razer Phone 2 render leak shows similar design to original, hints at October launch

Earlier this month, Razer officially confirmed that the Razer Phone 2 is in the works. Today, we’re getting our first look at the company’s second smartphone and, well, it looks pretty similar.

Razer Stories September 7, 2018

Razer Phone 2 ‘highly likely’ to bring the company’s Chroma LED effects for notifications

Razer’s first Android smartphone kicked off the “gaming phone” trend that has continued to escalate in 2018, and now the company has confirmed that a second generation is in the works. Now, a reliable tipster is mentioning that the new hardware is going to bring Chrome LED effects…

Razer Stories September 3, 2018

Gaming company Razer launched its first Android smartphone last year, kicking off the “gaming phone” trend we’ve seen rippling through the industry ever since. Now, Razer has quietly confirmed that a sequel is incoming…

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Razer Stories January 10, 2018

CES 2018 was filled to the brim with Google- and Android-related products, including phones, smart home products, laptops, and more. And this year in particular was a big one for Google — the Mountain View company seemingly bought out all the available ad space on the strip and set up a huge booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Last year, we brought you the inaugural 9to5Google Best of CES Awards to spotlight our favorite products introduced at the show. Once again for 2018, we’ve been pounding the pavement (and hotel carpet) in Las Vegas all week hunting down what’s new. Here are our 2018 picks: expand full story

Razer Stories January 9, 2018

Razer, just like other smartphone manufacturers, can see how much humanity depends on their smartphones. Now that smartphones are gettings as powerful as some mid-range laptops, Razer thinks it’s time to use these devices to also act as the brains of your next laptop. While Project Linda is initially planning to run off of the Razer Phone, it’s just the first step into a much more significant ecosystem…

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Razer Stories November 1, 2017

Razer officially took the wraps off of the gaming-centric “Phone” today after months of rumors and leaks. As this is Razer’s first smartphone, we don’t know how it will age over time but the company has a reputation of building great hardware and accessories.

Do you plan to buy the Razer Phone?

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After a few months of speculation following the company’s acquisition of Nextbit, Razer has today officially launched its first smartphone, simply called the “Razer Phone.”

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Watch Razer’s first Android smartphone unveiling event right here [Livestream]

After Razer acquired Nextbit at the beginning of the year, there was no question that the gaming company had to be building its own smartphone. After months of rumors and leaks, Razer is unveiling a brand new product today, and it’s likely to be a gaming-centric smartphone…

Razer Phone specs: 120hz 5.72-inch display, 8GB of RAM, Quick Charge 4.0+, more

After Razer purchased Nextbit earlier in 2017, there was a lot of anticipation for the gaming company’s upcoming smartphone. The Phone didn’t disappoint when officially announced as it packed top-of-the-line internals never before seen in a smartphone. Here are the Razer Phone’s official specs…

Razer Stories October 31, 2017

The year is quickly winding down as we’re about to enter November, but there are still a couple of notable smartphone releases right around the corner. One of those is the alleged Razer Phone, and overnight, a retailer leaked out the device’s specifications.

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Razer Stories October 16, 2017

The first alleged image of Razer’s upcoming phone shows off a lot of Nextbit influence

Razer has been rumored to be working on its own smartphone for quite some time now, and on November 1st, we’ll seemingly find out all the details at the company’s “biggest unveil” ever. Now, we’re getting our first peek at what might be that phone.

Razer Stories October 11, 2017

Razer teasing its ‘biggest unveiling’ for November 1st, likely a smartphone

Even before Razer bought out startup smartphone brand Nextbit, speculation has been flying around that the company is working on its own smartphone. Today, the company has published a teaser on its social accounts that point to a smartphone…

Razer Stories July 21, 2017

Razer reportedly developing a smartphone for ‘hardcore gamers’

Back in January, Nexbit announced that the company was being acquired by Razer. While nothing had been confirmed prior to the acquisition, Razer, a company that makes high-end gaming accessories and laptops, was rumored to be working on its own smartphone.

Now Razer is working to file for an IPO with a valuation between $3 and $5 billion and will use some of that money to help build said smartphone, possibly with technology gained from Nextbit…

Razer Stories January 30, 2017

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Nextbit hasn’t been on the smartphone scene long and its first attempt, the Robin, hasn’t been super successful at least in terms of pushing units. However, the talent at Nextbit is clearly valuable, and now the company has announced that it has been acquired by Razer…

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Razer Stories July 27, 2015

Razer’s acquisition of Android gaming box maker OUYA made official

We told you that investment bank Mesa Global accidentally let out in June that Razer had acquired flopped-Android-gaming-box maker OUYA, and today the company has made that acquisition official. Ouya’s Android-based gaming box quickly fell flat a couple years ago after receiving millions in funding through Kickstarter. 

Razer Stories June 17, 2015

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A couple new hardware items have just hit Google’s online store – the just-announced Nest Protect (2nd gen) and Nest Cam, and Razer’s Forge TV.

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Razer Stories June 15, 2015


A new report today supposedly confirms that Ouya, the company behind the Android-based gaming console, has been bought by Razer, a San Diego-based company best known for its hardware and accessories aimed at serious gamers. We first learned that Ouya was looking to sell the company in late April when a report claimed the company was struggling to manage its debt after less than stellar hardware reviews for its product. expand full story

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