Razer announces 'Razer Phone', an Android based smartphone for game lovers

Razer announces 'Razer Phone', an Android based smartphone for game lovers

Razer announces 'Razer Phone', an Android based smartphone for game lovers

Razer, a brand known for its lifestyle gaming products, has jumped into the smartphone market with its first offering. No one at Razer was quite sure what that phone would look like, or precisely how it would be a "gamer" phone - Razer's peripherals and laptops are built primarily for gamers - but the phone was a distant dream. Specs-aside, probably the most intriguing software quirk or even "easter egg" of the device is the fact that Razer has not wasted resources on developing its own custom Android launcher from scratch, but has taken much more efficient approach. Because this phone has a insane 120Hz refresh rate and needs to play back games at 120 frames per second.

We'll help you find the very best Razer phone deals and prices right here. Pre-orders should start any moment now and sales in the launch countries kick off on November 17.

But Razer Phone users will have 8GB of RAM at their disposal, double the amount found in the S8. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch LCD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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What the phone sacrifices in the current edge-to-edge design trend, it makes up for loud, powerful audio that make listening to music or watching videos in bed a joy. Razer will run Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, which will be updated to Android 8.0 (Oreo) sometime in the next few weeks. Most people already have the phone they want, and I'm curious to see how many will be wooed by nothing more than an (really nice) 120Hz display and the promise of Android gaming. For audio, the handset is listed to come with Dolby Atmos sound and packs dual front-facing speakers and amplifiers which is certified by THX. But that highlights another oddity-technologies like G-Sync and FreeSync don't typically engage above a certain refresh rate because the advantages of both shrink the higher the native frame rate.

He continued: "We have wanted to make a phone with gaming-level tech for years, and the Razer Phone delivers in every way we imagined".

Of course, as with all rumours and leaks, we advise readers to take the above information about the Razer Phone with a pinch of salt, as Razer has yet to make any announcement about its new smartphone and the online listing can not be independently verified. 64GB of internal storage comes with the phone, but you can use external storage through a microSD card up to 2TB.

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