Razer Announces Gaming Phone With 120Hz Display

Kristi Paul
November 3, 2017

The Razer Phone is the company's first foray into mobile devices and, according to the company, comes with "exceptional display, cinematic audio and enough power to last a user all day, all in the palm of his or her hand". The screen itself is a 5.72-inch Quad HD IGZO LCD display.

On the audio front, the handset will have Dolby Atmos sound and will come with front-facing speakers and amplifiers that are certified by THX. However, there are still few traits that the phone lacks including being water resistant, OLED screen, wireless charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack, but there is a USB C to 3.5mm converter with the phone to overcome it.

Other key specs that smartphone buyers always consider are the processor and RAM and here Razer definitely doesn't disappoint with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and a plentiful 8GB of RAM.

As for its software, the Razor Phone runs a near stock version of Android Nougat, which is further upgradeable to Android Oreo.

Razer Phone makes for an interesting choice in the high-end phone segment given its high-end performance to support gaming while still offering nearly all that one would expect of a flagship phone.

The mobile phone will be backed by a 4000 mAh battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ for swift and efficient charging.

Continuing with its specialisation into gaming hardware, the company has designed a new phone priced at $700, which will be best suited for video games. Mr Tan admitted he plays "a ton of games", on smartphones and that they are his go-to device for streaming content. Those will feature a green logo (sadly no LEDs) and will be available from Three in Europe and Razerzone in the USA and Canada (plus the Razer Store in San Francisco). But is it possible to make an Android device significantly more suited for gaming than, say, powerful 2017 flagships such as the LG V30, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Pixel 2? Mobile games are being optimized by partners for Razer Phone's UltraMotion display with frame rates of up to 120 frames per second.

That's right, the gaming giant-Razer has just announced their first smartphone, and it is a powerhouse.

Razer is arguing its "Ultramotion" technology is similar to G-Sync and allows the phone's frame rate to link to the GPU.

The Razer Phone boasts an 8-millimeter-thin aluminum body. READ NEXT:"Widening gap" between digital transformation winners and losers In a period when many view the smartphone industry as stagnant, Razer's decision to enter the market with a power user's device might seem misguided.

"Titanfall: Assault" from NEXON Co., Ltd. and Particle City, Inc. This area also provides a good place for your thumbs to rest while you're jamming away on whatever game you're going at, as long as it plays in landscape mode.

The phone will be priced at $699.99 in the United States, and preorders begin on November 1.

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