Razer Announces First Smartphone with 120 Hz Display

Ken Copeland
November 3, 2017

The phone's UltraMotion adaptive refresh technology removes image tearing or lag by synchronizing the GPU and display, which also drives efficient power usage.

Aping the Nextbit Robin design also means there's a big bezel on the top and bottom of the phone with front-firing Dolby Atmos speakers built in. However, there are still few traits that the phone lacks including being water resistant, OLED screen, wireless charging and a 3.5mm headphone jack, but there is a USB C to 3.5mm converter with the phone to overcome it.

The stock software launcher for this phone is Nova Launcher Prime and is now launching with Android 7.1, although an update to Android Oreo is expected for the first quarter of 2018. The attention to sound will allow for a more cinematic mobile movie or gaming experience. The Razer Phone sports dual 12-megapixel cameras on the back, one takes telephoto shots, while the other is used for wide shots, and a 4,000 mAh battery.

As far as gaming applications utilizing these high-end features, Razer established partnerships with several publishers like Square Enix, Tencent, and Bandai Namco. Mr Tan admitted he plays "a ton of games", on smartphones and that they are his go-to device for streaming content.

The Razer Phone will retail for US$699.99 (S$950), with the first wave of countries, such as the United States and select Europe markets, getting it on Nov 17.

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Going by the history, gaming-focused smartphones and tablets running on Android have not done well, for instance, Nvidia's Tegra-powered devices. The Razer Phone itself is housed in an aluminum chassis, and measures in at 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 inches and weighs 197 grams / 6.9 ounces.

Popular gaming-centric paraphernalia manufacturer Razer announced just yesterday its foray into the smartphone world with a handset that seems like a surprisingly=good package.

This can make it hard for smaller companies to enter the industry, but it hasn't stopped the gaming brand Razer from taking on the smartphone kingpins. Also, it's worth noting that the Razer Phone, the OnePlus 5, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 are the only three phones in the list with 8GB of RAM.

Dave Dyson, CEO at Three UK, said: "My ambition is always to innovate in ways that deliver better experiences to our customers and a partnership with Razer is a ideal fit".

"Titanfall: Assault" from NEXON Co., Ltd. and Particle City, Inc. The speakers are placed so that they do not obstruct the gamers while playing. There will be 1337 sets of the special edition made available because of course.

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