Who knew that Fall ’17 would be known as ‘Smartphone Announcement Season’. Earlier this October, ZTE announced the Axon M and today Razer revealed the Razer Phone and shortly after that HTC will reveal their latest offering. However, today is all about Razer. What can we expect from a phone created by folks that know how to make high performance gaming products and peripherals?
Razer Phone will feature the world’s first 120Hz Ultramotion™ Display, meaning that scrolling through apps and webpages is ultra smooth. Ultramotion™ ensures that the refresh rate is on par with what is being displayed while optimizing battery life. It is the first phone certified by THX, housing dual front-facing speakers, each with a dedicated amp and powered by Dolby Atmos.
It’s also the world’s first phone to feature Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+ and a 4000 mAh battery. Devices that have QuickCharge 4.0+ have the potential to charge up to 15 percent faster, or 30 percent more efficiently when compared to devices that use Quick Charge 4. And finally, we see a phone with a 8GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB UFS Internal Storage and up to 2TB maximum of external storage via microSD.
For a closer look, we’ve included a video from our friend at BooredAtWork below to help illustrate the phone features.
While most might be quick to categorize this phone as a gaming phone, we’d like to stress that the Razer Phone is a phone for people who want a powerful device, which so happens to be one that you can game on. This is just a launchpad to showcase what Razer can do in the smartphone space. It promises to be a powerhouse and there’s a lot of tech here to get excited about. Touting great technical efficiency, this phone is aimed to be a great entertainment smartphone.
Razer Phone Specs
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform|
|System Memory||8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1600MHz)|
|Storage||Internal: 64GB UFS
External: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.)
|Display||5.72-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Rear Cameras||12MP AF f1.75 Wide
12MP AF f2.6 Zoom
Dual tone, dual LED flash
|Front Camera||8MP FF f2.0|
|Sound||Stereo Front facing speakers
Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC
|Power||4000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
|Bands||GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39
|Size||158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 in
|Android Version||Nougat 7.1.1|
The Razer Phone will be priced at US$699.99 / €749.99 / £699.99. The Razer Phone will be available on Nov 17th in North America and Europe and pre-orders start now! Please visit this link for more details.