Razer could be preparing to launch a sequel to its first smartphone this year. An unverified source claims that a Razer Phone 2 could be making an appearance as early as September 2018. At the same time, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has teased an actual release of Project Linda.
French tech site FrAndroid cites an internal source that claimed the September release for the Razer Phone 2. Which is about all the information that has become available at this point. There is the possibility that Razer announces it at IFA in Berlin, but mobile communications forums aren’t where you expect to see the company. It’s more likely that the product will be sprung on us without warning.
On that note, the same source told the French writer that Razer is considering full production for the Project Linda. Revealed at CES, the concept device was a sort of shell that could turn the Razer Phone into a full blown laptop. It was particularly interesting as it retained the use of the phone as a trackpad.
Most of Razer’s concept devices don’t see the light of day; mostly being designed as a proof of concept. However, it would seem that the company is taking the amount of attention it has been getting as a sign that there might be a market for this sort of thing.
CEO Tan also teased the potential launch of Project Linda while replying to YouTuber Marques Brownlee on Twitter. The exchange was short, with Tan simply saying that he could do something about getting the Project Linda released this year.
Well I could do something about that I think….
— Min-Liang Tan (@minliangtan) January 16, 2018
It’s difficult to verify the truth of these rumours, seeing that Razer has proven to be a rather unpredictable company. That the company is looking into following up its first successful phone is a given. Whether it is ready to rush out the sequel so quickly is another story. And we refuse to even speculate on the Project Linda.