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Razer lays off people, Razer Phone 3 could be cancelled

Razer lays off 2% of workforce, Razer Phone 3 could be cancelled

The Razer Phone 2.

Razer has launched into a restructuring course of which could see the top of its cellphone division. 

Droid-Life obtained an nameless tip that Razer has laid off a bulk of its cell gadget and {hardware} engineer employees in addition to some in advertising. While some employees will stay to work on updates for the Razer Phone 2, its successor has been canceled. 

The publication went to research the tip and reportedly discovered a number of engineers who left Razer this month. Apparently, lots of them labored on the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2. Droid-Life then reached out to Razer for feedback and obtained the next statements: 

Razer has made adjustments to realign our group and strengthen our path to development. We will centralize our sources to concentrate on key initiatives and enhance our profitability. As a part of the realignment, we shut down a number of initiatives and sadly needed to half methods with about 30 staff (about 2% of our complete workforce). Other staff of the affected initiatives will be moved to totally different elements of Razer to work on different key focus initiatives and initiatives which is able to proceed to scale and rent.

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Razer unveiled the Razer Phone 2 in October final yr with principally specs upgrades comparable to IP67 water/mud resistance, OIS for the wide-angle lens, a brighter show and wi-fi charging assist.

Updated at 8pm, 20th March 2019

For these involved of the present state of Razer Phone 2 and of its future, this is the official assertion from an area Razer consultant:-

In our cell division, there have been some employees members who had been let go, and others who had been reassigned to different new initiatives. We see nice alternatives within the cell gaming area that we created with the Razer Phone and can proceed to speculate on this class by way of a mixture of {hardware} and software program initiatives. We are engaged on new thrilling cell initiatives and can share the information once we are prepared. The Razer Phone 2 will proceed to be on sale and we’re dedicated to supporting it with the newest updates and options.

Source: Droid-Life, and additional reporting from Razer.

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