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Get Ready, This is the First Asian Market to Offer Razer Phone
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Get Ready, This is the First Asian Market to Offer Razer Phone

Gaming peripherals maker Razer announced on Tuesday (Nov 21) that it is bringing its first smartphone - Razer Phone - to Singapore, making it the first Asian market to offer the handset. 

When the Razer Phone was first announced, availability was limited to Western countries, specifically the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, and Sweden.

“While we founded Razer in California, US, I’m a Singaporean still and I’m very excited to make Singapore the first country in Asia to release the Razer Phone,” said co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan in a statement, as reported by Tech in Asia.

Razer Phone. Image: Vlad Savov / The Verge
Razer Phone. Image: Vlad Savov / The Verge

In their official announcement, Razer described the Razer Phone as “the ultimate in mobile entertainment”.

Razer prides itself on selling products made “for gamers, by gamers,” and it believes the above combination of desirable internal components will offset the blandness of the Razer Phone’s looks, the bigness of its speaker-housing bezels, and the absence of its headphone jack. 

Gaming accessories company Razer unveils its first ever smartphone device - the Android-based Razer Phone - targeting its core customer base of gaming enthusiasts. Image: Razer/CNA
Gaming accessories company Razer unveils its first ever smartphone device - the Android-based Razer Phone - targeting its core customer base of gaming enthusiasts. Image: Razer/CNA

Channel News Asia reports that the smartphone will retail for S$1,068 without contract, and a company spokesperson said customers who pre-order the device can expect to get their hands on the smartphone from "early December"

Besides the phone launch earlier this month, the company also made a favourable debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

On its opening day, Razer's shares closed at HK$4.58 per share, 18 per cent higher than the IPO price of HK$3.88.

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