World’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers: Razer has now taken another step in the technological front. Adding to the list of its award-winning hardware designs and software platforms, Razer has now unveiled: Razer Phone. This is an Android smartphone that is said to have groundbreaking audiovisual technologies and processing unit fit for smartphone gaming.
This is the first attempt by Razer in the mobile industry and just like it’s previous products, Razer has come up with this smartphone continuing the tag of “By Gamers, For Gamers”. Now, if you are wondering how a smartphone can be designed prioritizing gaming let’s see what the Razer phone has up for the offer.
The phone comes with a Quad HD IGZO LCD- 5.72-inch display. Equipped with the world’s first 120 Hz UltraMotion display, the phone is promised to deliver the fastest refresh rates and smoothest graphics. The UltraMotion display has an adaptive refresh technology that synchronizes the GPU and display which removes image tearing or lag. All in all, the Razer phone has a phenomenal display.
Like I mentioned earlier, the phone has been designed targeting gamers, what would be more important for efficient gaming than a powerful processor and expansive RAM? The Razer phone comes with an astounding 8GB of RAM along with an expandable 64GB internal storage. Moreover, to enhance the gaming experience, the phone comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. Also, the inbuilt Razer Game Booster app allows users to maximize the power and performance and fine-tune their experiences.
To team up with the impressive display, the phone also has made sure to provide true cinematic audio experience to the customers. The phone is powered by Dolby Atmos technology and has front-firing speakers with dual dedicated amplifiers. Instead of the traditional 3.5mm audio jack, it comes with a THX-certified USB-C audio adapter with a 24-bit digital audio convertor (DAC).
To optimize the power and performance of all of these specifications and guarantee that the users can get the ultimate gaming experience, Razer has partnered with the world’s top gaming companies: Tencent and Square Enix.
In terms of the UI, the phone operates on stock Android Nougat 7.1.1 and comes with the premium version of the Nova Launcher preloaded. The OS can be upgraded to Android Oreo.
On the photography front, the phone houses dual rear 12 MP cameras and gives the photographers a versatile tool to create closer to reality images. This dual camera setup is the same as that of iPhone- one camera has a f/1.8 lens for wide shots and the other is a telephoto f/2.6 shooter, and the dual-tone flash ensures that the images always look close to natural. Also, the front camera is 8MP with f/2.0 aperture.
The 8mm slim aluminum body of the Razer Phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ support. Priced at $700 in the US, the phone has been made available for online reservations from today and will be sold directly from the Razer’s online store or Amazon.com. Also, 1,337 units of Razer Phone Special Edition with Razer’s iconic green triple-headed snake logo have also been made available.
Now let us revisit the key specifications of the Razer phone:
Key Specifications of Razer Phone:
- Display: 5.72-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD IGZO LCD UltraMotion display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Dimension: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm; Weight: 197g
- Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
- RAM: 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
- ROM: 64GB (UFS) storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
- OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android Oreo
- Rear Camera: 12MP camera with f/1.75 wide-angle lens and 12MP secondary camera with f/2.6 zoom lens, PDAF, dual-tone LED flash
- Front Camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor
- Audio: Stereo front-facing speakers, Dual amplifiers, Audio adapter with THX-certified DAC
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
- Battery: 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
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