Razer Officially Unveils the Razer Phone; 120 Hz Display & No Earphone Jack
Straight from a livestream in London in what Razer dubs as the biggest announcement they have to make, the Razer Phone has been officially revealed!
Razer Officially Unveils the Razer Phone
The long-awaited and rumoured Razer Phone has finally come to light. Yes, Razer has indeed made their own smartphone, which was heavily speculated since they bought over Nextbit in January of this year. Now, let’s get into the bits and piece of this new smartphone.
The Razer Phone sports a 5.7-inch 1440p display with variable refresh rate. The display is said to be “backed by UltraMotion technology”, which is said to be capable of delivering refresh rates of up to 120 Hz for a super smooth visual experience. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, with 8GBs of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Interestingly, it has a dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos support and a whopping 4,000 mAh battery. It’s said to sound good with headphones on thanks to the THX-certified hardware. Just remember that there’s no headphone jack on the Razer Phone.
On the camera department, it has a dual camera setup on the back, which is supposed to work similarly to iPhone’s dual camera setup (all hail iPhone, ahem), a 12 megapixel f/1.75 camera for wide shots and a 12 megapixel f/2.6 telephoto shooter. The front camera is an 8 megapixel f/2.0 shooter.
To have a boost in your mobile gaming experience, Razer has included the Game Booster app. It allows you to prioritize system resources for games, set a specific resolution, and modify other settings to ensure a smooth and consistent gaming experience.
It will be using a stock Android Nougat 7.1.1 with Google Assistant right out of the box. It will have a premium version of Nova Launcher installed as well. Don’t expect Android 8 Oreo on this until next year.
Razer claims that their smartphone has the best “thermals” in the business, utilizing the Razer Phone’s metal frame as a heatsink which enables you to play games at the best quality for a longer time. I know what you’re most likely thinking but just let that information sink in for a second.
Razer Phone Specifications
|CPU/Chipset:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Display:||5.7″, 1440p IGZO LCD, 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Storage:||64GB (expandable with microSD up to 2TB)|
12MP f/1.75 Wide + 13MP f/2.6 Zoom
Dual PDAF, Dual tone, Dual LED Flash
8MP FF f/2.0
|OS:||Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Google Assistant and premium Nova Launcher|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Size:||158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm (6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches)|
|Battery:||Li-ion 4000 mAh|
The Razer Phone will be retailing for USD $700 in North America, €750 in Europe, and £699 in the UK. It will be sold directly from Razer’s online store or Amazon.com, with a shipping date of November 17th 2017. Online reservations for the device is already open right now.
Pokdepinion: The 120 Hz display and dual front-facing speakers make the Razer Phone a rather interesting device. Pretty sure a lot of people are going to rage over the lack of a headphone jack. Razer is still pretty green, literally and figuratively, in the smartphone business so it’s hard to say how good this will turn out. Only time will tell.