Razer Announces First Mobile Phone, Official Release Date Revealed

Posted November 03, 2017

The company announced that it has been working on a Razer phone that was purely designed for the objective of gaming.

When Razer purchased the smartphone company NextBit, they seemed to have a clear idea of what to do with the technology that landed in their production side. However, the device, complete with its 1440x2560 and 120Hz variable refresh rate screen, has clearly been designed with gamers in mind.

The company is focusing on handheld mobile devices with providing first 120Hz screen for phones, called Ultramotion, and unbelievable sounding speakers we've ever heard from a handset. With all these intense determinations, the gadget is upheld by a 4,000mAh battery, which likewise bolsters Quick Charge 4.0 quick charging innovation.

Local pricing and availability are now unavailable, but Razer is expected to release more details following the phone's initial launch.

Besides, the RAM is equally supported by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It has a boxy, Nextbit Robin-like design, as well as a large 5.7-inch 1440p 16:9 IGZO display with a high 120Hz refresh rate.

Looking at those, it's clear the Razer Phone was made for specs-craving gamers because it doesn't appeal much elsewhere.

Additionally, while the iPhone 8 Plus boasts a pair of front-facing stereo speakers as well, the Razer Phone happens to be the first smartphone boasting dual front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos sound and THX certification - each with their own one-watt amp, to boot.

Other important specs you might like to know: 64 GB (UFS) storage, support for microSD up to 2TB, 8MP selfie camera, support for modern Wi-Fi standards, BT 4.2, and NFC; phone size is 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm, and the weight is 197g. At the front is an 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The dual, front speakers have zero distortion even at highest levels. Awesome audio quality is also ensured for users especially when they listen to sounds making using of a good headphone. For those of you that never listen to music through your smartphone's headphone jack, this won't matter. It charges really quickly too, thanks to Qualcomm's QuickCharge functionality.

Instead the pricing is as follows: $700 in the USA, €750 in Europe and £700 in the UK. We have seen in recent times that companies from diversified backgrounds and industries have entered the smartphone market with the aim of luring their consumer base and making lucrative gains out of the sales.