The gaming industry has been a dying breed for years, yet Razer tried its luck with the launch of the Razer Phone last November and succeeded. Now, handset makers have become interested in jumping into the gaming-centric smartphone bandwagon. For instance, the Chinese tech firms, Xiaomi-backed BLACK SHARK and nubia (ZTE), each introduced their bets, the BLACK SHARK Gaming Phone and the Red Magic, respectively. ASUS also shared its hope of entering the gaming handset industry by means of an ROG (Republic of Gamers)-branded gadget. Following this, the California-based company has announced it will hold an event on May 22 in China, the home base of two of its competitors.
While Razer released a press invite for the event, it remained mum regarding the subject. We don't know whether there will be new products to be shown or if the company will just launch the Razer Phone locally. Supposing that Razer will introduce a second-gen gaming smartphone, it will surely build upon the success of the first Razer Phone and arrive with more specs and new features. However, if the second option turns out to be true, will the gaming fans out in China offer a warm welcome to a device from a foreign gaming phone brand?
China has already been impressed by the BLACK SHARK Gaming Phone which is a very powerful device that sports the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset and runs seamlessly thanks to its hefty 8GB RAM and 128GB built-in memory storage. The Razer Phone, on the other hand, does not come with the newest processor but it has a few strengths of its own such as its quad-HD IGZO display having a refresh rate of 120GHz, immersive audio, and Quick Charge technology. As of now, we don't know about the pricing of this handset in China.
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