Apart from full-screen displays, AI technology and other rising trends in the smartphone market, manufacturers seem to be slowly shifting their focus towards gaming smartphones. While mobile may not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone talks about gaming but it seems brands are considering this aspect. And why not, mobile gaming and the industry itself has grown significantly and taken the world by storm appealing to a wide audience in the last couple of years.
Having said that, Razer, a popular gaming hardware provider recently announced a dedicated smartphone dubbed as Razer Phone for gaming. And now it looks like Nubia is also aiming to launch such smartphone in the market.
At a recent gaming event in Shenzhen, Nubia's CEO, Ni Fei has apparently confirmed that the company is planning to develop a gaming phone. The confirmation comes via Weibo post and it also contains some images. Interestingly, one of the images does reveal a mysterious smartphone with the "King of Glory" game running on it. The handset also features very narrow side bezels which look similar to the Nubia Z17S.
While the chief did not reveal much information about the gaming phone from the company but speculations suggest that the upcoming Nubia Z18 flagship will likely be "the gaming smartphone" from the company. Further, it has been said that the smartphone will most likely be built to handle hardcore games.
As far as the rumors go, Nubia Z18 is expected to come with with a bezel-less full-screen design, Snapdragon 845 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, and basically, the handset will come with features that will be capable at handling high-end gaming. GizmoChina notes that there is a possibility of the smartphone featuring a display that offers a high refresh rate like the Razer Phone. Moreover, Nubia Z18 is expected to be unveiled by mid-2018. We will be following this case and you should keep watching this space for further updates.
Meanwhile, what do you think about this trend? Would you like to see a dedicated smartphone for gaming? Do let us know in the comments.