Razer has been known for pushing high-quality PC gaming accessories but today they unveil their biggest ambition to date. While Obviously marketed towards gamers, the Razer Android phone boasts impressive stats to go along with its lofty ambition of being the best mobile device. For a while, it was hard to speculate where the gaming market would end up. Would it completely destroy the console gaming market as more and more individuals spend their lives on the go? The answer to that is a resounding no. Turns out while we do spend most of our eyes glued to YouTube or playing Clash of Clans on our phones mobile devices have struggled to keep up with the demands of modern mobile gaming and it doesn’t help that there is no standard amongst designers.
Razer aims to change that market with the world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint power switch/unlock button, 4k 120Hz screen, Dolby Atmos Technology and lightning-fast performance with the Snapdragon 835 CPU and 8gb RAM as well as the fastest charge time of any phone out on the market to go along with it’s 4k milliamp-hour battery. Razer is also partnering up with nine major gaming companies such as Square-Enix, Wargaming, Bandai and Tencent to take full advantage of the Razer Phone’s full capabilities.
Not interested in gaming while on the go? More interested in watching or sharing the latest fashion trend or viral video? That’s okay Razer’s got you covered too, bro. With its 5.72 inch LCD display boasting the largest color gamut for those true to life blues and hues for viewing and editing those sweet pics taken by the 12mp dual rear wide and zoom cameras and a dual tone flash that takes impressive pics in low light situations. A 64GB internal storage makes sure you never run out of storage for all your Instagram gold. You can still take impressive selfies or video calls with its 8mp front facing camera if you feel so inclined.
“Hey, what about those speakers you’ve just mentioned a little while ago, what good is that screen if my videos sound wimpy”, you may ask
Well, you can put that fear to rest with it’s two front-firing speakers with dedicated dual amplifiers. You can power a small house party with these bad boys. As you approach the highest volume setting you don’t lose any quality or experience any muddy audio with it’s thicc low end bass, honeycrisp highs, and clear mids. Don’t have any friends to enjoy that sweet ass Retro Synthwave album of yours? That’s okay as the phone comes with a USB-C 24-bit Digital Audio Converter for that true to life sound that would satisfy any hipster audiophile.
The phone is open for pre-orders right now until launch November 17th just in time for Thanksgiving.
For those of you interested, below are the full specs and gaming partnerships:
- 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
- Arena of Valor (MOBA) from Tencent Games
CPU QUALCOMM Snapdragon 835 mobile platform
System Memory 8 GB dual Channel (LPDDR4 1600 MHz)
Storage Internal: 64 GB UFS
External: microSD (class 10, 2 TB max)
Display 120Hz, Wide Color Gamut
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Cameras 12 MP f1.75 Wide AF
12 MP f2.6 Zoom AF
Dual Tone, dual LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP f2.0
Sound Stereo Front facing speakers
THX-certified DAC audio adapter
Power 4000 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
Qualcomm quick charge 4+
Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bands GSM Quad-band GSM UMTS:B1/2/3/4/5/8
TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39
Size 158.5mm x 77.7mm x 8mm
6.24 in. x 3.06 in. x 0.31 in.
OS Android Nougat 7.1.1
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