Razer Phone announced!
You probably know that Razer is one of the biggest companies that sells gaming related products. But, the only thing missing from their portfolio of devices was a smartphone. There were some speculations that Razer would enter the smartphone business, and the acquisition of Nextbit added towards that. For those of you that don’t know, Nextbit was the company that introduced the Robin, the hybrid cloud smartphone. Now, the wait is finally over – let’s see what the Razer Phone will offer.
The Razer Phone will feature a 5.72” IGZO display with 120Hz refresh rate and Wild Color Gamut. Paired with the front camera and the dual set of speakers, it completes the front of the device. The speakers will come packed with Dolby ATMOS, along with their own THX-certified amplifiers. Those will pack a bunch of sound during your gaming sessions for sure. On the back, you will find the dual-lens camera and the famous Razer logo. It is built from aluminum, and we can see that it did take a lot of design choices from the Robin. I do like it though, as it does differ the current trend of rounded edges.
The Razer Phone will truly be a powerhouse. It will be powered on the octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, along with 8GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage can be further expanded to 2TB using MicroSD, if you wish. These specs do make the device a beast, and you will not find any difficulties playing more demanding games. All of this is powered by the giant 4000mAh battery, which should be more than enough to last through your long gaming sessions.
Regarding the cameras, the Razer Phone will feature a dual-lens combo – a 12MP f1.75 main wide-lens shooter with a 13MP f2.6 secondary zoom-lens shooter. Based on the demo shots, it was more than decent, but we would have to wait and test it out more before we can judge. On the front side, the 8MP wide shooter should be more than enough to take perfect selfies.
It will come packed with Android Nougat, with an Oreo upgrade in the first quarter of 2018. The skin is stock, with no bloatware, and they have partnered with Nova Launcher to give you an exclusive version on their device. Also, there will be a custom theme store, Game mode, Battery optimizations and more.
Pricing and availability
The Razer Phone will be available to preorder from November 1st, with the first batch being sent on November 17th. It will be available through the Razer store, or through Three as an exclusive cooperation between them and Razer. Three operates in the UK, Ireland and few more countries. In the US, the Microsoft stores will feature this device, so check with them for reservations. And finally, the Razer Phone will start at $699, an incredible and competitive price for a flagship device.
I’m pretty excited about this device, and I cannot wait to test it out as soon as I can. What are your thoughts on the Razer Phone? Share them in the comments below!