Razer today unveiled the Razer Phone, an Android smartphone designed for entertainment ond gaming on the go, based on the tecnology Razer acquired from Nextbit.
The Razer Phone is equipped with a 120 Hz UltraMotion display to deliver ultra-fast refresh rates and smooth graphics. UltraMotion's adaptive refresh technology synchronizes the GPU and display to remove image tearing or lag while driving efficient power usage.
It has a 5.72-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) IGZO LCD display, and is powered by Dolby Atmos technology to provide cinematic audio via front-firing speakers with dual dedicated amplifiers. In addition, a THX-certified USB-C audio adapter with a 24-bit digital audio convertor (DAC) guarantees audiophile-quality sound with one's favorite headphones.
The Razer Phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform and a massive 8GB of RAM. Users can fine-tune their experiences with the Razer Game Booster app, and the phone's thermal design reduces throttling to maximize power and performance.
The device packs a large 4,000 mAh battery. This allows gamers to keep playing all day long, while Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ enables rapid charging.
Photography lovers will appreciate the smartphone's dual rear 12 MP cameras. Zooming from wide angle to telephoto is seamless with a quick pinch on the display, and the dual-tone flash ensures that subjects will always look natural.
The Razer Phone has a 8-mm-thin aluminum body and comes with Android Nougat, with the Android Oreo upgrade to come in spring 2018.
The device comes with Nova Launcher Prime with Google Assistant Integration. A wildly popular launcher, Nova Launcher Prime offers customizability features to suit every taste and need.
Razer is partnering with gaming companies, including Tencent and Square Enix, to bring the gaming to mobile. Mobile games are being optimized by partners for Razer Phone's UltraMotion display with frame rates of up to 120 frames per second:
- "Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition" from Square Enix
- "Gear.Club" from Eden Games
- "Lineage 2: Revolution" from Netmarble Games Corporation
- "Old School RuneScape" from Jagex Limited
- "RuneScape" from Jagex Limited
- "Shadowgun Legends" from Madfinger Games
- "Tekken" from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
- "Titanfall": Assault from NEXON Co., Ltd. and Particle City, Inc.
- "World of Tanks Blitz" from Wargaming Group Limited
The Razer Theme Store allows gamers to customize their phone, changing wallpapers, icon packs and colors throughout the phone. It includes custom ringtones by Razer DJs and custom wallpapers inspired by top gaming titles.
In Europe, Razer has exclusively partnered with Three to be its launch carrier in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden.
1,337 sets of the Razer Phone Special Edition with Razer's iconic green triple-headed snake logo will be available from Three stores in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, at Razer Store in San Francisco, and online in the USA and Canada via Razerzone.com.
The standard edition of the Razer Phone features a chrome triple-headed snake logo.
The Razer Phone will also be available on Amazon.com and at selected Microsoft Store locations in the USA.
From November 1, pre-orders will begin at Three outlets and on the Three website. The Razer Phone can also be reserved on Razerzone.com in launch countries. The Razer Phone will go on sale in launch countries from November 17, 2017, priced at US$699.99 / €749.99 / £699.99.
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|RAM||8GB dual-channel LPDDR4-1600|
|Storage||Internal: 64GB UFS
External microSD class 10 2TB max
|Display||5.7" IGZO LCD 2560x1440
120 Hz Ultramotion
Wide Color Gamut
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Rear Cameras||12MP AF f/1.75 Wide
12MP AF f/2.6 Zoom
Dual-tone, dual-LED Flash
|Front Camera||8MP f/2.0|
|Sound||Stereo front facing speakers
USB-C Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC
|Power||4000 mAh battery
Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
|Bands||GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39
|Dimensions||158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 in
|OS||Android Nougat 7.1.1|