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Razer Introduced: First Smartphone For Gamers Razer Phone

Written by Tyler Rondman

Razer Introduced: First Smartphone For Gamers Razer Phone

The American company Razer has achieved considerable successes, producing various products for PC gaming. In order not to stop there, the company decided to explore new horizons and try their hand at unfamiliar, but very promising segment of smartphones and mobile gadgets. Rumors about the upcoming smartphone Razer appeared a few weeks ago, and yesterday the official announcement of this device took place.

The novelty received a classic strict design and uncomplicated name Razer Phone, but it boasts one of the most powerful hardware fillings among the devices on the market. The heart of the gadget is the eight-core hybrid processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with graphics Adreno 540, which supports all the current programming interfaces: OpenGL, Vulkan and DirectX 12. Eight gigabytes of RAM standard LPDDR4-1866 work in dual-channel mode. The amount of built-in flash memory is 64 GB, in addition, support for microSD cards with a capacity of up to 2 TB is claimed.

Razer Phone is focused primarily on mobile games, so the smartphone is equipped with 5.7-inch display IGZO with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The screen refresh rate is 120 Hz, which is a record for phones. The display has support for the synchronization technology UltraMotion, which is analogous to Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync. The glass Gorilla Glass 3 protects the display.

Also worth noting is the audio subsystem of the device. It consists of a 24-bit DAC, and two stereo speakers with surround sound technology, Dolby Atmos, each equipped with its own amplifier. Razer Phone is the first smartphone on the market that received the THX certificate. On the other hand, there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack, and there is only an adapter with USB Type-C.

The device boasts a good autonomy. The battery has a capacity of 4,000 mAh, which should be enough for 7 hours of 3D games, 12.5 hours of video viewing and 64 hours of listening to music. The gadget supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ technology, which allows charging up to 85% per hour.

On the back cover of the device are two cameras with a dual LED flash. The first camera is wide-angle with a resolution of 12 megapixels and aperture f / 1.75, the second – a portrait with a resolution of 13 megapixels and aperture f / 2.6. The front camera has simpler characteristics: 8 Mp and f / 2.0. The dimensions of the device are 158 x 78 x 8 mm, and the weight is about 200 grams.

As the operating system is Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the shell Nova Launcher Prime Razer Edition. After some time, the gadget will receive an update to Android 8.0 Oreo. At the presentation, Razer Phone will be released game exclusive, optimized specifically for this model.

Razer Phone will go on sale on November 17, and its recommended cost is $ 700.

About the author

Tyler Rondman

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Northwest outdoors, you can find Tyler on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.