Razer's New Gaming Gadget is... a Phone? - The Razer Phone Emerges

Razer's New Gaming Gadget is... a Phone? - The Razer Phone Emerges

No, we don't mean the shining beacon of the early 2000s - the RAZR.  We mean the company that has been making gaming equipment - RAZER.

The company announced this device at an event in London two days ago.  This phone was built with a focus on gaming, so the specs are pretty impressive:

  • Qualcomm’s ultra-speedy Snapdragon 835 chip, the same one that powers flagships like the Pixel 2 and the Galaxy S8
  • A big ol’ 4,000mAh battery
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage, plus a microSD slot for expansion
  • Dual 12-megapixel cameras on the rear with different levels of optical zoom — one wide angle, one telephoto.
  • 8-megapixel cam on the front
  • As with the Nextbit Robin, they’ve hidden the fingerprint sensor in the power button on the side
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/AC, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC
  • It’ll run Android Nougat 7.1.1 at launch, with plans to update to Android Oreo (8.0) in the first quarter of 2018.
  • A 5.72 inch, 120hz display — meaning the screen refreshes super-fast for smoother scrolling and animation/movement in games. The iPad Pro tablet has a 120hz screen, but it looks like Razer might be the first to market with a 120hz display in a phone

The phone will cost $699 at launch. Pre-orders should go live shortly, and it’ll ship in North America and Europe on November 17th.

What do you guys think of the phone?  Will it be a hit or a bust?  Only time will tell.

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