Its been a couple of years since Razer entered the mobile smartphone market and to say there has been a bit of a mixed reaction would be an understatement. Despite this, there’s been a report (and also an official statement from the company) indicating the Razer Phone 3 has been cancelled and staff redeployed onto other projects or made redundant.
A tip received by Droid-Life recently suggested that the company has cancelled development on the Razer Phone 3, along with laying off a number of staff working on the project and its phone division. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that several engineers who worked on the original Razer Phone and the Razer Phone 2 have left the company this month.
According to the tipster, it would seem that Razer has decided to keep enough employees around to work on future software updates.
In a statement, Razer has since confirmed that with the company’s “realignment,” 30 employees had been cut and some projects had been shut down:
Razer has made changes to realign our organization and strengthen our path to growth. We will centralize our resources to focus on key projects and improve our profitability. As part of the realignment, we shut down several projects and unfortunately had to part ways with about 30 employees (about 2% of our total workforce). Other employees of the affected projects will be moved to different parts of Razer to work on other key focus projects and initiatives which will continue to scale and hire.
Whilst there was no specific mention about the Phone division and it is unclear what lies ahead for Razer in the phone industry given its phones don’t seem to have as much market traction compared to other android devices in the market currently. We will however be keeping an eye out for any further news and developments from the company.