Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

Razer is a brand that has been around for a few years now. They advertise themselves as “For Gamers, By Gamers” and they’ve pushed out some glorious high-end laptops over the last few years. I can say with certainty that I have lusted after the Razer Blade laptop for some time now.


Well, they have now brought a lot& of this design and expertise to the mobile arena too. I introduce ….the Razer Phone.

The best part is that this? It’s far and away one of the most affordable Razer products of recent years. The price of this phone is just £699.99, which gets you a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Dolby ATMOS sound, 64GB of storage, a 5.7″ LCF 1440×2560 pixel screen and 8GB (yes, 8GB) RAM.

As you can see from the video above the phone will be getting launched on the Three network in the UK and will be hitting stores on the 17th of November. Pre-orders will be going live on the 3rd of November.

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

The launch also showed off the 8 megapixel front camera, NFC and a fingerprint sensor within the power key.

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

The full run-down of specs, which include dual 12 megapixel rear cameras plus a 4000mAh battery, are below..

Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
System Memory 8 GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1600 MHz)
Storage Internal: 64 GB UFSExternal: microSD (class 10, 2 TB max.)
Display 5.72-in. IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Cameras 12 MP AF f1.75 wide12 MP AF f2.6 zoom

Dual PDAF

Dual tone, dual LED flash

Front Camera 8 MP FF f2.0
Sound Stereo front-facing speakersDual amplifiers

Audio adapter with THX-certified DAC

Power 4000 mAh lithium-ion batteryQualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+
Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/acBluetooth 4.2

NFC

Bands GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8LTE:B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66

TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39

Size 158.5 mm x 77.7 mm x 8 mm6.24 in. x 3.06 in. x 0.31 in.

197 g

Android Version Nougat 7.1.1

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soonThere are lots of little goodies in there that are going to make not just gamers happy, but people after a high-end phone. The Razer Phone is the most powerful Android phone on the market right now. Early reports are stating that this is a much more fluid experience of Android on a phone than even the Pixel 2 and XL 2.

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

Razer has also employed their technical expertise to the fit and finish of the phone. It means that the handset has the best thermals on any Snapdragon 835 phone to date. It will also be powered by that beast of a battery, which will be charged by the newest Qualcomm QC 4+ standard. This will allow up to 85% of charge in an hour via the USB Type C port.

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

The last thing that I really want to shout about is the screen. Now, whilst it is not the “edge to edge” screen with the bezel-less design that we’ve seen from the likes of Samsung, this is no bad thing. The handset is designed for people to use it in their hands for long periods of time, either when watching a movie or when playing a game. For these tasks, actually having the larger bezels at the base is a real benefit. I have spent a long time using phones of this style from my years with Xperia’s and I have to say that I did like the industrial style of them as I do with the Razer Phone.

The screen is also one of the first phones (that I am aware of)that has a 120Hz refresh rate. Razer refer to this as an “Ultramotion display”.

I have used this style of screen, albeit on a much larger scale in the iPad Pro 10.5 review. It was brilliant there and I expect it will be the same here.

The high refresh rate is all well and good when you are pounding the pixelated streets of your favourite first-person shooter, but not so good for using the rest of the time. However, here Razer have got you covered. They have built in the option to manually adjust the refresh rate to your own preference, or just leave the phone to do it by itself.

Razer Unveil the Razer Phone and it is coming very soon

All in all, I am very excited about this phone and I can’t wait to get hands-on with it. Not for the reasons of me being a gamer (I’m not), but I think that this will be a truly productivity powerhouse too.

The only way to find this out will be in testing which I hope to be able to do very soon.

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