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.