Chinese mobile game giant Tencent is in touch with several original design manufacturers (ODMs) to develop its own gaming phone, according to an unconfirmed report (in Chinese) by Chinese media 36Kr.

Citing sources, the report said that the Inlab of Tencent’s Interactive Entertainment Group, the company’s game business division, is working on a gaming phone, which utilizes a Qualcomm processor, and uses hardware from one of the ODMs, the lineup of which is said to include Taiwan-based Asus, Singapore’s Razer, and Xiaomi-backed Blackshark.

The gaming phone may be sold under a Tencent brand or both brands of Tencent and the OMD that makes the phone. The report didn’t give details about the price the phone or when it would be available in the market.

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Wei Sheng

Wei Sheng is a Beijing-based reporter covering hardware, smartphone, and telecommunications, along with regulations and policies related to the China tech scene. Before joining TechNode, he wrote about...