As expected, Razer has officially made its entrance in the smartphone industry. The company acquired Nextbit earlier this year in the month of January. And now they have launched their first smartphone, Razer Phone. The smartphone will be available in single color black. It could be pre-ordered from today and go on sale from November 17 onward through the company’s online store for $699 unlocked.
Moving on to the specs-sheet, the Razer Phone rocks a 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with Quad-HD(2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that offers a Wide Color Gamut and has a 120Hz refresh rate which is double when compared to any other mobile device. It comes with an adaptive refresh technology that syncs the GPU and the display which is called UltraMotion and was developed in cooperation with Qualcomm to ensure no tearing or lag even at high frame rates. And it wouldn’t affect the battery life apparently.
Under the hood, the handset boasts an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU to handle graphical tasks. The smartphone comes with a whopping 8GB of RAM paired with 64GB of internal storage which can support MicroSD card up to 2TB.
In terms of optics, the smartphone rocks a horizontal dual rear camera setup which consists a 12MP sensor with f/1.75 aperture and another telephoto 13MP sensor with f/2.6 aperture and 2x fixed zoom. The primary camera comes with PDAF
and Dual tone LED flash. In the front, it has an 8MP camera with f/2.0 for selfie and video-call.
The smartphone packs massive 4000mAh battery to keep the lights on and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with a promised upgrade to Android Oreo by the end of Q1 next year. The Razer Phone measures 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm, and weighs 197g. There will be a special edition of the Razer Phone, featuring a green Razer logo on the rear panel, but as of now it not clear whether the special edition will be different in any other ways other than the green logo.


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