Friday, 16 November, 2018

Razer Phone with 8GB RAM, 120Hz display launched, targets hardcore mobile gamers

Razer Phone An Android smartphone for gamers Razer Phone with 8GB RAM, 120Hz display launched, targets hardcore mobile gamers
Sherri Watson | 02 November, 2017, 10:21

In that light, the Razer Phone will "fine tune your experience" with the company's in-house Game Booster application for maximum performance at minimum thermal outputs. The Razer Phone is the first smartphone in the world to have a display with refresh rate of 120Hz. However, the smartphone doesn't include a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you will need to carry around a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. The Razer Phone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM.

Razer launched its first smartphone, the Razer Phone, and it's clearly aimed at hardcore mobile gamers. For those unaware, Razer Phone has been launched in a GSM version which will mean that users that are tied to their mobile carriers will have to wait for the company to release a CDMA version. A 120Hz refresh rate is unheard of in a phone, and Razer seems especially proud of introducing that kind of excess to the mobile phone market. The Razer Phone is priced at $700 (INR 45,000) and offers following features.

On the imaging front, the smartphone bears a dual-camera setup at the back which comes with a combination of 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with aperture f/1.75 and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with aperture f/2.6 and it comes with dual PDAF and dual tone LED flash. This will help the Razer Phone renders smooth animations and transitions during gaming.

Earlier this year, the San Francisco-based Nextbit best known for cloud-first smartphone called the Robin (first impressions), was acquired by gaming laptops and PC accessories manufacturer Razer. Players battling on the Razer Phone will engage in overclocked action and turbocharged team fights, thanks to the device's powerful gaming capabilities. The device will be available in US, UK, and Europe from the last week of November. The company says the Razer Phone is created to work best in the landscape mode.

The aforementioned 4000mAh battery is also joined by the latest Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology which "enables rapid charging". It is perhaps a bit of a surprise that there is just 64GB internal storage (we would have expected 128GB, at the very least), but handily, there is a memory card slot too. On the front you get an 8MP sensor.

The phone will run Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, though it wouldn't be outlandish to expect the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update sometime in the next few weeks.

Razer skipped the OLED display, which makes it a neat alternative to anything Samsung is doing. The Razer Phone will be delivered to customers by mid-November.