Posted November 2, 2017 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Razer Phone Shakes Up Mobile Gaming Industry


Today PC peripheral giant Razer has officially unveiled their long rumoured entrant into the smart phone market with what they are simply calling Razer Phone.

The new Razer Phone has been created with mobile gaming as its primary purpose and features a 120hz UltraMotion screen, Dolby Atmos tuned stereo sound, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 8GB of RAM. The phone will also carry a 12MP camera and a decent (but not massive) 4000mAh battery.

At $699USD we are expecting pricing to be around the $899AUD mark, and the Razer Phone will be available in the US on November 17 while other regions have not yet been confirmed.

Razer Phone

Following suit of latest Apple iPhones and Google Pixel 2, the Razer Phone also will not have an AUX port meaning you’ll need bluetooth headphones if you’re wanting to keep the peace on public transport.

Official Razer Phone specs:

Processor

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform

System Memory

    8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz)

Storage

  • Internal: 64GB UFS
  • External: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.)

Display

  • 5.7-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
  • 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Cameras

  • 12MP AF f1.75 Wide
  • 13MP AF f2.6 Zoom
  • Dual PDAF
  • Dual tone, dual LED flash

Front Camera

    8MP FF f2.0

Sound

  • Stereo Front-facing speakers
  • Dual Amplifiers
  • Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC

Power

  • 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+

Wireless

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC

Bands

  • GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
  • LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • 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
  • 197 g

Head to the official Razer Phone website for more details.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?