Razer phone to come to Asia-Pacific soon, sold out in Microsoft Store

UPDATE: Singapore preorders will open on 23 Nov; Razer online store to stock it from 1 Dec

Razer upset local fans when the Singapore-founded (but San Francisco-headquartered) company chose to launch its first phone in the US. But it may just make that up to them this week.

UPDATE 21/11/2017: Singtel has announced that it will take preorders for the phone at its SITEX 2017 booth from 23 November. Those who order the phone at the four-day event will get goodies like a Razer Hammerhead Bluetooth Headset worth S$169 (for the first 200 customers). Following SITEX, the Razer phone will be available for previews and preorders at Singtel stores and Singtel Exclusive Retailers until its drop date, which is slated to be sometime in early Dec, according to a Razer spokesperson. The Razer online store will stock it from 1 December. In a press release, Razer CEO Tan Min-Liang said: "While we founded Razer in California, US, I'm a Singaporean still and I'm very excited to make Singapore the first country in Asia to release the Razer Phone."

Tan had said in a tweet yesterday that he would be heading to Singapore this week for a "major announcement". Aussie fans, you're in luck as well - in a follow-up tweet, Tan said he was "working on Australia as we speak". 

Razer's first phone, which launched on Saturday, has sold out in the online Microsoft Store, but it's still available at physical and online Razer stores.

Read our hands-on review before the announcement to get prepped for the Singapore launch. Fingers crossed for a Malaysia one soon.