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Razer Phone 3 Cancelled?

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by RocketSkates93, Feb 19, 2019.

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  1. souravmadaan

    souravmadaan New Member

    It's sad to hear that Razer phone 3 is delayed. I just was thinking to purchase it
  2. RocketSkates93

    RocketSkates93 Well-Known Member

    In a Chinese gamer's point of view, you can think of Tencent as EA except they publish almost all of the games there like a monopoly. They can freely milk Chinese gamers all they want and many gamers in China honestly don't like Tencent.

    In a western gamer's point of view, or how it affects us in other words, it's more political than it is being taken advantage of by corporate greed. I would rather not go in depth as it pertains to politics but I'll try to summarize what I know. Most big Chinese companies are known for having ties with the Chinese Communist Party which is known for "shady" activities related to privacy and censorship. It gets to the point where the Epic Games Store was even accused of being a Chinese spyware program for being remotely associated with Tencent. Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games, had to personally address this accusation to reassure customers that Tencent cannot gain access to their data just because they are one of their largest investors.

    Now looking into their partnership with Razer, it can get very concerning especially since Razer is collaborating with Tencent in mobile devices. These are devices that contain private and sensitive user data. A collaboration with Tencent on the development of a mobile phone is a bad look for Razer and I highly advise against it.

    If Razer cares about its public image then it's best to stay away from Tencent. It's better to look for other companies if they are looking to collaborate with game developers on the creation of a new mobile phone. I, for one, will likely be passing on the Razer Phone 3 if Tencent is involved with its development.

    If it isn't too late, I hope @mltan keeps the development in-house or collaborates with other game developers instead of Tencent. Razer Phone 2 looks like an amazing phone and is one of the most improved phone when compared to its predecessor so it would be disappointing if the Razer Phone 3 is not up to par for the sake of cutting costs.
  3. ThirdTemple

    ThirdTemple Active Member

    Excellent excellent post RocketSkates93.

    I had forgotten it was for mobile development collaboration and not just games.

    I might have sell my RP1 and get the 2 and not wait for the 3. It's even more frustrating that Razer leadership doesn't address this matter.
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  4. shmekermeister

    shmekermeister Well-Known Member

    Thank you for elaboration @RocketSkates93. Yes, I knew some companies had/have monopoly in China, but didn't know that Tencent was one of them. Competition is always healthy for all the customers.
  5. Completely remove the wireless charging and get rid of the glass back on the phone. Reintroduce the 3.5mm jack and have gaming buttons that slide out and can be placed on the screen where the virtual ones usually are. This would be best for RP3.
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