Well, its revealed. As expected, underwhelming. I'm able to forgive phone attachments, as long as they can remain on the phone during normal use, but this??? Only one end has buttons? Why even make it like that at all? They would have done better to ATTEMPT a slide out controller case.
On the plus side, I agree, it's priced good, especially compared to the currently flagships still in stores for hundreds more. But oh well, guess there is still hope. Maybe Razer will resurrect the Jungle Cat design and make it for their gaming Razer phone. If they did, I'd buy instantly.
I don't understand this with these companies. They throw their money away making a gaming phone? When has the current crop of normal, non gaming focused devices been inadequate to run today's mobile games? Most, if not all games being made are made to suit the current mobile market, so anything else is overkill, and if you make a device that is special for gaming, why not make buttons either built in, or an attachable case that allows the phone to be used normally while still attached?
Basically, anyone wanting a gaming phone doesn't have to make it a gaming phone spec wise, just make a case for one of the current line of devices. Galaxy phones, Moto phones, LG phones, any flagship is capable of gaming at a decent level, just missing the controls.
The Razer phone, the Xiaomi, they both have excellent specs, I don't doubt that. I'd love those specs on my MotoZ2Force and combine with my MotoMod Gamepad to game with those specs, but currently, those specs aren't needed, the controls are, and the market needs to be built before building a device of this magnitude.
Gaming requires a good controller, or mouse and keyboard, touchscreen is only a substitute for a lack thereof.